William G. Hamilton

William G. Hamilton
, 56, of Troy, Illinois, born Saturday, June 18, 1955, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Monday, November 7, 2011 in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Hamilton worked as a bartender & maintenance for a catering company.

He was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: William G. and Adella nee Jennings Hamilton.

Surviving are his:

  • Sisters
    • Wilma Jines of Troy, IL
    • LaVerne Basinski of Troy, IL
  • Niece: Angelina Moore of Lititz, PA

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Private family interment will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for William G. Hamilton:

    Bill and I met when we worked together starting in 1987 at the St. Louis Art Museum in the cafe and became instant friends. We have remained friends since that time and have also worked together during some periods. We always reflected on certain moments throughout our life that always amused us and we could look at each other and laugh just thinking of those times. Bill was always the wittiest in the room and his knowledge of movies and movie stars always amazed me. Actually his knowledge of alot of items often amazed me but never surprised me. Any time I needed a trivia question answered or I was stumped on a name or a date I could always count on Bill to save the day. Bill and I would get aggrevated with one another at times as all firends do but that didn't last very long. He always listened to me when I needed someone to just listen but Bill was the type that only told you what he thought you should know about him. It was sometimes difficult for him to open up at times when I thought he needed to just vent.

    I could go on and on about the great times we had and the many stories we would reflect upon and just laugh but this would be endless.

    Dear friend, I miss you already and will continue to miss you until we meet again. Love ya Bill (Mr. Hamilton!!!)

    Jim R. Helton St. Louis MO. 63118

    Bill for the most part was a quiet man,however, he was very witty and clever. He was never one for too many words. When we first met, he was my boss at Ces & Judy's Catering at the Botanical Garden. Then we went our seperate ways and ended up working together again in Catering in St. Louis. I became him his boss. We understood each other and valued each other's friendship. I will miss him, his charm, his wit and his smile. He helped me many times and I have lost a dear friend. Rest in peace!

    Drew Formenti St. Louis Mo 63109