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NEOSHO, Mo. - Dave Lee Hamilton, age 86, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.
He was born June 24, 1931, to Henry and Imogene (Moyer) Hamilton. He lived most of his life in the Racine area.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U S Army. He worked as a clerk at the Joplin Post Office, retiring in 1986. He also operated a family ranch.
Mr Hamilton attended New Hope Baptist Church in recent years. He enjoyed the Joplin Senior Citizen Center, where he played pool and dominoes.
He was married to Rosamary J Stark on November 4, 1955, in Iron Gates, Mo. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, LeRoy Hamilton ( Pam) Miami, Okla., and Davie Hamilton (Michelle), Neosho; one daughter, Mary Allen, Neosho; one brother, Bill Hamilton (Helen), Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Joyce (Bobby) Shields, Cushing, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Wednesday, December 13, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, at the funeral home.
Published on December 12, 2017
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