Floyd E. Hamilton, 88, of Frankford, passed away, Sept. 24, 2013 at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.
Graveside services and burial with full military rites by Bowling Green V. F. W. were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Frankford Fairview Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Siefkas will officiated.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Frankford Presbyterian Church in Frankford.
The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, is in charge of the arrangements.
Floyd was born Nov. 12, 1924 in Hannibal, to Harry E. and Lottie May Epperson Hamilton.
He married Margie Irene Riechard in Auxvasse, on Aug. 7, 1949. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons; Steven E. (Debby) Hamilton and their son Eric E. Hamilton of Frankford, and Donald W. (Marilyn) Hamilton of Bowling Green, and their sons, Dustin M. (Courtney) Hamilton and Andrew C. Hamilton, two brothers; Dean (Linda) Hamilton of Frankford, and John (Edie) Hamilton of Hannibal. Also surviving are Floyd’s in-laws; Lilie Ann (Robert) Galloway of Hannibal, and Donald (Katherine) Riechard of Georgia, and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Ed and Margaret Riechard, brothers Jerd, Dale, and Harold Hamilton, and sister Helen Ruth Hamilton Pressler.
Floyd was a lifelong farmer in the Frankford area, except during the time he was in the Marines during World War II. During the war he fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart. For 17 years he was also a bus driver for Bowling Green R-1 School District, serving from the Frankford campus. He and his family have been very active members in the Frankford Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder, trustee, and past high school Sunday School teacher.
His vocation and interests centered around farming, helping his sons with gardening and other projects, visiting with family, friends and neighbors, and helping others.
He was an especially supportive father and grandfather, as well as helping other family and friends in need. He loved helping little kids and had a special place in his heart for the kids on his school bus route.
The family requests no flowers, but would appreciate cards and letters for their mother Margie.
Memorials may go to the Frankford Presbyterian Church or Central Missouri Honor Flight in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com