Dr. Harry Hamilton, Jr.

Obituary of Dr. Harry A. Hamilton, Jr.

Dr. Harry A. Hamilton, Jr., 90, of Corbin passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2019 at The Heritage.

He was born at Owensboro, Ky and grew up in Louisville where he attended U of L.  After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force  and became a fighter pilot flying P51s.  After two years of service he returned to Louisville to enter the U of L Medical School  and become a general surgeon.  In 1961 the Hamilton family moved to Corbin where Dr. Hamilton practiced 36 years helping people and saving lives.  He belonged to First United Methodist Church which became Grace on the Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty C. Hamilton; his parents, Captain Harry A. Hamilton, Sr. and Emma Rose Hamilton; and a grandson, Christopher Hamilton.

Survivors include three children: Mark Hamilton (Johni), Becky Brewer (Chuck), and Lynn Coile (Mark); eight grandchildren: Bianca Hawkins (Jason), Sara Gilbert, John-Morgan Hamilton, Tiffany Hamilton, Kelsey Brewer, Kaitlyn Brewer, Kayla Coile, and Alex Coile (Abbey); six great grandchildren: Anna and Ashton Hawkins, Ryan and Jack Gilbert, Colton Creekmore, and Cash Fugate; a sister, Rosalie Routt; a sister-in-law, Dottie Kennedy; and three nieces.

Visitation for Dr. Hamilton will begin at 3:30 pm Thursday, June 13, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated at a service beginning at 5:30 pm with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton and Rev. K. Richard Holladay officiating.

Messages may be sent to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.

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