FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Kenneth L. Hamilton, 76, formerly of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Oct. 16, 2017, at his home in Front Royal, Virginia, with family by his side.
He was born on July 21, 1941, in Unadilla, son of the late Paul Hamilton and Ida Burton.
Kenny graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1959.
On May 9, 1965, he was married to Linda Faigle. Together, they shared 52 years of marriage.
He was a UPS driver for many years, retiring in 1994.
Kenny was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and an Awana Leader. In earlier years, he loved to hunt on the Faigle Farm and enjoyed fishing in the Thousand Islands. He played in the Sidney Men's Softball League for the Golden Valley team, where he was known for his home runs and playing center field. He was a member of Sidney Fire Department's MacDonald Hose Co. for many years.
Kenny and Linda later moved to Little River, South Carolina, where they spent 16 years. He was a member of the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, where he was a deacon and a Nic@Night leader. He also belonged to the River Hills Golf & Country Club in Little River, South Carolina. In November 2015, they moved to Front Royal, Virginia, to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law.
Kenny will be missed by his loving wife, Linda Hamilton of Front Royal, Virginia; devoted son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cheryl Hamilton of Front Royal, Virginia; three brothers, Paul and Pat Hamilton of Sidney, Gary and Penny Hamilton of Sidney and Robert and Janet Hamilton of Fort Mill, South Carolina; two sisters, Sharron and Art Sandberg of Norwich and Barbara Hardie of Endicott; sisters-in-law, Shirley Cutting and Carol Barnhart, both of Sidney; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Betty Hamilton; a daughter, Karen Hamilton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, LaMont and Frances Faigle; and brothers-in-law, John Cutting and Jim Barnhart.
Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Gary Bonebrake officiating. Burial will take place in Sand Hill Cemetery in Wells Bridge at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kenny's name may be directed to the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, earmarked for the Westminster Preschool, P.O. Box 277 N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29597 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Court St., #405, Winchester, VA 22601.
Condolences may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on October 17, 2017