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Obituary: George Bernard Hamilton

George Bernard Hamilton, 76, of Quincy, FL, died at home on May 21, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. George was born in Moultrie, GA and moved to Quincy in 1949. He was a 1960 graduate of Quincy High School. He played the position of Left Guard on the 1957, ’58, and ’59 Fighting Tiger Football Team. After his father’s death in 1956, George did everything he could to help support himself and his Mother. While in high school, he pumped gas at Redmon’s Store and worked in tobacco for Ben Duncan, Sr. George graduated from high school on Friday, and began working for The Gadsden County Property Appraiser on the following Monday. After working in this office for 20 years, he was elected to the position of Gadsden County Property Appraiser in 1980, the office he held until his retirement in 2004. George had various hobbies and was one of the founding members of The Wetumpka Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Vice President for over 20 years. He loved bream fishing and also enjoyed the game of golf. No matter where he was, or what he was doing, George would have the group laughing! He was a wonderful man who was never at a loss for words and had a keen sense of humor. He was a natural humorist who shared a joke or funny story, no matter what the circumstance or situation. He married his clone in the creation of laughter, Jo Ann (Doss) Hamilton; George will be missed by his family and many friends. Survivors include one brother, Jim Hamilton (Becky) of Orlando, FL and their three children, Brady Hamilton; Denny Hamilton; and daughter, Tina (Hamilton) Legg. George is also survived by his & Jo Ann’s dedicated friend and caregiver, Donna (Akins) Hosey and her wonderful helpers, Carolyn Covington and Jody Houck. Countless friends and neighbors helped to provide assistance and support to George in his time of need and were loyal until the end of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, James Brady Hamilton; his mother, Ocie Eudora (Kennedy) Hamilton; his beloved wife, Jo Ann (Doss) Hamilton; his Doss family in-laws: William Denver and Frances Clay Doss; and their son, Denver Clayton Doss, all of Gadsden County. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 12th at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The Rev. Chris Erde will officiate. A reception for all of George’s friends and family will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 306 North Madison Street in Quincy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wetumpka Fire Department, P.O Box 1031, Quincy, FL 32353-1031 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or a church of your choice. Lifesong, (850) 627-1111 or, is assisting the family with arrangements.