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William & Michelle

William & Michelle Hamilton

d. January 15, 2024

White Bluff, TN

William “Gene” and Michelle Hamilton, passed away together on January 15, 2024, in their home in White Bluff, TN. They leave behind a legacy of love, inspiration and knowledge that will continue to be cherished by their family and friends.

Michelle was a woman beloved by her family and community, born on May 7, 1953, to the late Bill and Leota Mansfield.

Michelle was a remarkable individual who accomplished many things throughout her life. She graduated with a BA from Letourneau University and embarked on a career at LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education) in the Finance Department. Then later, she ventured into the real estate industry alongside her beloved husband Gene. Michelle's dedication and hard work shone through in every role she undertook.

Although she achieved professional success, Michelle's true pride and joy were her grandchildren. Every Christmas, for the past 25 years, Michelle and Gene would travel to spend time with their grandchildren. This tradition held a special place in Michelle's heart, as she firmly believed in the importance of family bonds and creating lasting memories together.

An advocate for education, Michelle always encouraged others to expand their knowledge. Her determination to empower those around her was unmatched. Whether it was teaching her grandchildren to read or inspiring others to pursue their passions, Michelle had an unwavering faith in the transformative power of education.

Michelle's personality radiated warmth and love. She was faithful, caring, and always eager to lend a helping hand. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, as she would spend evenings reading with them, fostering a love for learning that would stay with them forever.

In her younger years, Michelle pursued her passion for ice skating professionally. This hobby allowed her to embrace beauty and grace while captivating audiences with her talent. Throughout her life, Michelle continued to cultivate various interests such as learning new things, reading books that expanded her horizons, tending to plants with care and dedication, and cherishing precious moments during mother-daughter dates.

Tragically taken from us too soon, Michelle found solace and peace in the arms of her loving husband and best friend, Gene. Their unshakeable bond served as a source of strength and support during difficult times.

Michelle's proudest accomplishment was undoubtedly her role as a mother then later as a grandmother. Her unwavering love and devotion to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson are unparalleled. She cherished every moment spent with them, creating lasting memories that will forever be treasured by those who were lucky enough to know her.

William "Gene" Hamilton, a beloved father, grandfather and dedicated IT professional, was born on October 12, 1956 to the late William Lee and Cynthia Hamilton. 

Gene had an illustrious career in the field of Information Technology. He devoted many years of his life working at LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education), where he showcased his immense talent and contributed significantly to the organization's success. His commitment to his work was unparalleled, earning him the respect and admiration of colleagues and superiors alike.

Beyond his professional achievements, Gene will always be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his family. As a father and grandfather, he possessed a love that knew no bounds. His devotion was evident in every moment spent with his children and grandchildren. Their happiness brought him immeasurable joy.

One of family’s fondest memories was watching how wonderful of a father Gene was to Jon and the unbreakable bond they shared. Their relationship was a true testament to the love they had for one another. Gene's role as a grandpa also brought him immense happiness; he cherished every opportunity to be there for his grandchildren and create lasting memories together.

In addition to being a loving family man, Gene had a passion for adventure. He enjoyed living off the grid and embraced the freedom it provided them. One of his favorite pastimes was traveling in the RV with Michelle by his side, exploring new places and creating beautiful memories that will be treasured forever.

Gene's thirst for knowledge led him to pursue higher education at Valley Junior College then followed that up with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wexford. He excelled academically, developing a wealth of knowledge that he willingly shared with others throughout his life, including the full numbers of Pie. Known for his kind and caring nature, Gene was always ready to lend a helping hand. Whether it was providing guidance on electrical or plumbing matters or assisting others with their IT needs, he was the go-to person for his friends and family.

Prior to his successful career, Gene served in the US Air Force, stationed last at Scott Air Force Base. His time in the military instilled in him a sense of discipline, resilience, and patriotism. Gene's commitment to his country will always be honored and remembered.

Outside of work, Gene possessed a deep love for animals. He had a special connection with them and enjoyed spending time caring for their well-being. His compassion extended not only to his pets but to all living creatures.

Reflecting on his life, Gene considered his proudest accomplishments to be becoming a loving father and embracing the role of grandpa wholeheartedly. The love he shared with his family will forever remain as a testament to his character and legacy.

William "Gene" Hamilton leaves behind cherished memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of his loved ones. He will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we mourn the loss of an exceptional human being, let us also celebrate the beautiful life he lived and the positive impact he made on everyone fortunate enough to call him family or friend.

Gene and Michelle are survived by their son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Cathy; grandsons, Jonathan Taylor, Andrew Payton and Patrick Ashton; Michelle’s brother, Roy Mansfield; Genes brothers, Bob Hamilton, John Hamilton and Tim Hamilton

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 9, 2024, at the White Bluff Community Center 4365 US-70, White Bluff, TN 37187 at 2:00 pm. 

May they rest in eternal peace together and may their spirit live on through the memories of those whose lives they touched.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

White Bluff Community Center

4365 US-70, White Bluff, TN 37187

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