Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 11, 2021, Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Willie James Hamilton, Sr. was born on August 6, 1944, in Blakely, Georgia to the late Ben J. Hamilton and the late Annie Lee Hamilton and his brother preceded him in death Emmitt Lee Davis of Miami, FL. He was educated in the public-school system of Early County after graduation he entered The United States Army in 1962. He continued his military career in the National Guards and received an honorable discharge in 1980. He furthered his education at Florida International University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He accepted Jesus Christ at a young age at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Blakely, GA. Later in life he moved his membership to New Hope Baptist Church in Perry, GA. Willie will be remembered by his family and friends for his love of cowboy hats, boots, and western shows.
On April 15, 1974, Willie married the love of his life Jackqueline “Jackie” Hamilton of 47 years. He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters Barbara Foster of Dothan, AL; Vickie Simmons of Austin, TX and three sons Blake Hamilton of Taylor, TX; Keith Hayes of Duluth, GA and one son preceded him in death Willie Hamilton, Jr. His love and memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of his granddaughters Ahbria Hamilton & ZaMeceya Hamilton of Perry, Ga; Abbilesha Greene of Montezuma, GA; and a host of other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters/ brothers in law ,relatives, and friends. Some devoted friends Linda Merriweather and Pete Wimberly and a devoted cousin Hattie Anderson.