Robert “Bob” Franklin Hamilton, Jr.

Robert “Bob” Franklin Hamilton, Jr.

Robert “Bob” Franklin Hamilton, Jr. passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus with his family by his side.  He was 82.

Bob was born on July 16, 1936 in Sullivan to the late Robert Franklin and Effie Maude (Mantonya) Hamilton.

On June 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Fannie Winingar in Pilot Knob. To this union two children were born.

Bob worked as a supervisor for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and hard work was his biggest hobby.

He loved to spend his time off time with his family and grandkids.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother and sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Fannie Hamilton of Festus; one daughter, Gwen Douglas of Festus; one son, Robert Michael Hamilton and wife Carol of Overland; two grandchildren, Brad Douglas, wife Wendi and daughter Ava of Joplin, and Rob Hamilton, wife Brandi and son Andri of Beal Air Force Base, CA; along with a host of other relatives, extended family and friends who mourn Bob’s passing.

Visitation was held on  Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at McSpadden Funeral Home in Lesterville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Pastor Mitchell Bryant officiated. Burial was in Brown Cemetery

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association .