Paul Martin Hamilton, 69, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at his home. He was born July 20, 1951 in Owensboro to the late Martin Wilson Hamilton and June Taylor Hamilton, who survives. After graduating from Daviess County High School in 1969, Paul went to work for National Southwire Aluminum and soon after was drafted into the US Army. He married the love of his life, Jane Karen DeArmond, and they began their long journey together at Fort Monroe, Virginia. After completing two years of service as a Military Policeman, they returned to Owensboro and started their family. Paul went back to work for NSA, where he would eventually retire after 43 years of service. Paul was an active hobbyist and many days could be found in his workshop, working with electronics and building model airplanes. He also enjoyed travel, cherishing his many trips with best friends, Randall and Cathy Sandage. The couple enjoyed countless adventures together, however, Paul’s “happy place” was the Monterey and Carmel areas of the coast of California. An avid golfer, Paul developed his passion for the game as a teenager in high school when he took his first job in the clubhouse at Ben Hawes. Observing everything he could from the club pro, he went on to become an accomplished golfer, still shooting in the 60’s until his final days, and finally getting his hole-in-one in recent years. Paul’s happiest moments in life were those spent with his four grandchildren and with his family. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Hamilton.
In addition to his mother, June Hamilton, Paul is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane DeArmond Hamilton; son, Ryan Hamilton (Julie) of Owensboro; daughter, Kristen Hamilton (Austin) of Owensboro; four grandchildren, Cameron Carlton, Callie Carlton, Hadley Hamilton, and Peyton Hamilton; siblings, Pat Hamilton (Agnes) of Lexington, Steve Hamilton of Florida, Pamela Hamilton Lucky (Jeff) of El Paso, TX and Jeff Hamilton (Rene) of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Barry Bivens officiating and his nephew, Jared Lucky, from Stanford, California singing. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 10:00am until 1:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.