William Junior Hamilton, age 92, a former resident of Garland, Kansas and more recently of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. He was born July 31, 1928, in Garland, the son of William Hamilton and Mary A. Lockner Hamilton. He graduated from the Arcadia High School. Mr. Hamilton served with the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He served as Postmaster for the Garland Post Office for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Consistory and the American Legion.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Hamilton, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and two sisters, Mary Bach of Sebewaing, Michigan and Wilma Kleuver of Kansas City, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Brown and Helen Reed.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. Friday, December 4th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Memphis Masonic Lodge #108 of Garland, Kansas and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.