Mr. Charles R. Hamilton, 65, of Johnson City went home to be with the Lord, Friday, November 25, 2011 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of Bonnie Byers Hamilton, Johnson City and the late Robert Reed Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton retired from the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
Survivors in addition to his mother, include his wife, Janice Hamilton, of the home; a daughter, Tammy Irene Taylor, Johnson City; two sisters, Kathy Rhea and husband Alvin, Elizabethton and Linda Carper and husband Pat, Johnson City; a brother, Ray Hamilton and wife Lelia, Johnson City; three step-sons, Gary Holtsclaw, Bluff City, Steve Holtsclaw, Elizabethton and Randy Hartman; a step-daughter, Ellen Casteel, Johnson City; a granddaughter, Lacy Grace Taylor, Johnson City; five step-grandsons, Christian Hartman, Kaden Lowery, Stephen Holtsclaw, Curtis Ray Holtsclaw and Darcus Hartman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mr. Charles R. Hamilton will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Edwards officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday prior to the service or at the residence at other times.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Holtsclaw, Allen Casteel, Gordon Haws, Alvin Rhea, Pat Carper and Scotty Haws. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Mathes, Jackie Mathes and Stephen Holtsclaw. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post #49.
Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Fresenius Elizabethton Dialysis Center for their care to Mr. Hamilton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book, or by fax (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office (423) 542-2232; Obituary line 543-4917.