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Obituary for Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton, 84, of South San Francisco has sadly passed away on March 30th, 2023.

Burial services for Jack will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 11:00am pst.

Following the burial service, we will be having a celebration of life at Hillside Church of God in South San Francisco from noon- 3:00pm pst.

Jack Hamilton was born in Price, Kentucky on March 19, 1939, to Irvin Hamilton and Dixie Ray. He was one of 11 children.

At the age of 15, Jack signed up to be drafted into the military and was soon after enlisted into the U.S. Navy. Once he was enlisted, he was sent out to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot camp. Once boot camp was completed, Jack took a train from Illinois to San Diego, CA where he was assigned to the U.S.S. Hancock.

Jack traveled to Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii and fought in the Korean War. He eventually made his way to San Francisco, CA and was docked at Hunter’s point.

In San Francisco, he met his wife, Carol. Jack and Carol fell in love, traveled, and lived in Arizona for a little while before making their way back to San Francisco where they married on October 15, 1956.

After meeting Carol, Jack received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy.

Jack was always a very hard worker. When he left the Navy, he began driving big diesel trucks and owning a small business called Hamilton drum sales. He later became the owner of Bay Area Drum located in San Francisco. He sold the business and retired at the young age of 45.

Jack and Carol together had 5 children, Deborah, James, Jack, Jerry, and Danny.

Jack was passionate about classic cars and had quite the collection from a 1955 Chevy Bel Air to a 1950 Ford 2-door coupe, and a 1950 ford convertible. Those are a few of his favorites out of the many he owned over his life. He was a proud member of the Golden State Rods car club.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Dixie. His wife, Carol, sons’ James and Danny and his daughter, Deborah.

Jack is survived by his sons’ Jack and Jerry, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was the patriarch of the Hamilton family and will greatly be missed.