Mr. Brent C. Hamilton

  • Born: August 24, 1952
  • Died: August 30, 2019
  • Location: Orange Park, Florida

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Brent C. Hamilton, age 67, of Orange Park, Florida died on Friday, August 30, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brent C. Hamilton was the type of person who was noted for mentoring young people and then watching as they grew and succeeded, partly as a result of life lessons he imparted on them.

Brent was born on August 24, 1952 in Detroit; the only child of Marvin and Marion Hamilton.

Brent grew up in northwest Detroit, attending St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. He left Detroit in the 1970s and eventually settled in the Jacksonville area. Brent was known for his close family ties and being a family historian.

The owner of fire sprinkler design companies for more than 40 years, Brent was respected as a design engineer and consultant for commercial and residential properties throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
Brent, affectionately nicknamed "Buddy" by his grandmother Grace Petty, was a car enthusiastic, had diverse musical tastes, and loved to cook and travel. He attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Orange Park, Florida.
Preceded in death by his father, Marvin Hamilton, survivors are his mother, Marion Hamilton; daughter Erica Jones (Will) of Berkeley, Illinois.; two granddaughters, Karissa and Zaria Jones, also of Berkeley, Illinois.; best friend Sonkyu Yi of Middleburg, Florida.; "Bonus" son, David Neal of Jacksonville, Florida.; godson Ross Hamilton (Nneka) of Sterling Heights, Michigan.; and a host of aunts, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Almo, Kentucky. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mayo Clinic, Research of Development, Angio Sarcoma Research, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out today that Brent transitioned. While I'm totally devastated, he's no longer suffering. My heartfelt condolences to his mother whom he cherished. I will never ever forget BCH. The laughs and tears we shared in Atlanta. 43 years of friendship I will cherish forever. I will always love you Brent.

With tears falling...

Posted by Juanita Coley - Atlanta, GA - Friend   October 19, 2019

Marion and Family, Hope that memories will soften the grief you feel now,bringing comfort and peace day by day.

Posted by Lottie and Perry Johnson - Murray, KY - Family Friend   September 11, 2019

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