Dennis F. Hamilton
Dennis F. Hamilton, 66, of Springfield, died at 4:05 am, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 2, 1952 in Springfield, to Virgil and Ann (Walantus) Hamilton, Sr. He married Barbara “Barbie” McClure after being together for thirty years on October 7, 2016 and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Shawn Hamilton of Mesa, AZ, Lisa Smith of Edwardsville, and Brian Hamilton of Springfield; three step-children, Jill McClure of Springfield, Joe (Deeanna) McClure of White Hall, and Jeanne McClure (Tony Freligh) of Springfield; fourteen grandchildren, Devon Rogers, Carson Hamilton, Sophia Hamilton, Makinsey Smith, Mason Smith, Ellie Hamilton, Malorie McClure, Josh McClure, Mollie McClure, Madalynn McClure, Jacob McClure, Sierra VanMeter, Brandon Miller, and Brianna Freligh; one sister, Jenny Brown of Donnellson; three brothers, Joe (Blondie) Hamilton of Freeburg, Mike Hamilton of Montana, and Jess Hamilton of Springfield; two dogs, Willie and Gizmo; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dennis was a lifelong Springfield resident where he retired from the Discount Smoke Shop. He enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and playing poker and washers.
Dennis was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam era.
Family will be hosting a graveside service at 12:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held at Parkway Pub immediately following the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.