Posted: Tue 3:03 PM, Oct 02, 2012
Funeral Home: Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home
Andrew Graff Hamilton III was a native of Edmonson County and resident of Bowling Green for more than 50 years. He moved to Bowling Green in 1949. Mr. Hamilton retired as vice president of American National Bank & Trust Co. and was previously employed as manager of Kentucky Finance Co. and superintendent of Kentucky houses of reform from 1946 to 1948 in Greendale.
He was a veteran of World War II, tech sergeant with 836th Engineers/Aviation battalion in the South Pacific. He attended Western Kentucky University and played basketball for coach E.A. Diddle from 1939-41 and then later graduated in 1952 after commitments to World War II.
Mr. Hamilton was a member of First Christian Church (D.O.C.), past chairman of the board, treasurer and elder emeritus, more than 60-year member of Reddyville Lodge No. 438, Kentucky Consumer Finance “Man of the Year” in 1963, 30-year member of Civitan Club and Bowling Green Elks Club, served as first male president of Bowling Green Girls Club, former member and past president of Warren County Historical Society and Landmark Association, served more than 30 years with Planning and Zoning Commission, 1987-1996 as chairman, a Kentucky Colonel and Ducks Unlimited member/sponsor.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Janet Omer Hamilton; a daughter, Linda Hamilton McNevin; sisters, Arieta Houchen of Leitchfield, Norma Faye Webb of Leitchfield and Ann H. Mills of Louisville; grandchildren, Katherine L. Hart of Dry Ridge, Kimberly J. Hart of Indialantic, Fla., and John H. Hart of Johannesburg, South Africa; and great-grandchildren, Sky R. Drawdy, Conrad H. Hart and John M. Hart.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Bowling Green, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home.