CHARLES DOUGLAS HAMILTON
Charles Douglas Hamilton, 81, passed away on May 6, 2022, in Waco, with his wife, Kate, by his side.
Charles Douglas Hamilton was born on May 24, 1940, in Luling, to Charlie Brown Hamilton and Lurlene Zola Hamilton. As a boy, Doug and his family moved between Houston and Luling several times. As a young man, Doug enjoyed football, fast cars, and racoon hunting. He loved classic country music and Elvis. In high school, Doug discovered his love for showing livestock, and a girl named Wilda Kate Blackmon caught his eye. After graduating in 1958, he joined the Texas Army National Guard. He and Kate were married Aug. 5, 1960. Doug and Kate began a family by having the first of six children. They went through many moves with his company of 32 years, ARCO Pipeline. He spent his life raising children and cattle, as well as being the best dad and granddad in Texas. Doug particularly enjoyed helping his children and others through Texas 4-H as an adult leader. In 1989, Doug and Kate finally settled in Mexia, where they continued to raise kids and cattle. Doug led a faithful life. He and Kate were members of First Baptist Church of Luling, where Doug was also a deacon. Upon moving to Mexia, they became active members of First Baptist Church of Mexia.
Doug loved his family, near and far. You were always welcome at his home for any occasion or just to sit and sip some iced tea in the breezeway and have a talk. His family will miss his stories, how he never smiled for a picture, and how he could give you just the right advice to figure out how to help yourself.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, C.B. Hamilton; mother, Lurlene Hamilton; brother, Larry B. Hamilton; and an infant daughter.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kate Hamilton; son, Charles Thomas Hamilton (Patty Mundine); daughter, Julie Kay Gaston (Larry); sons, William David Hamilton (Valerie), Michael Wayne Hamilton (Debra Cole), and Wesley Clint Hamilton (Kimberly); grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Elizabeth, Misty, Hank, Hunter, Ashley, Charles, Casey, Christopher, Hayley, McKinzie, and Addison; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Heston, Haeva, Destini and Harlie.
A viewing for Doug will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Seydler Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Central Baptist Church in Luling. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at First Baptist Church in Mexia.