Clarence E. Hamilton, 83, passed away December 19, 2018

Clarence E. Hamilton, 83, of Sodus, went to Heaven on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 11AM at Red Arrow General Baptist Church, 3176 Red Arrow Hwy, Benton Harbor, with Pastor Richard Kiser officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 10AM until time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at

Clarence was born on January 13, 1935, to JD & Cordie (Reed) Hamilton in Olive Hill, TN. On May 24, 1958, he married Mary Stout in Missouri. He worked for Modern Plastics as a Machine Operator before he retired after 40 years of service. Clarence was strong in his faith and family. He was a member of Red Arrow General Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon and taught Sunday school for 14 years. He enjoyed watching professional wrestling and University of Michigan football. Most of all, Clarence loved to spent his time with his family.

Clarence is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Hamilton of Sodus; children, Tim (Nancy) Hamilton of Benton Harbor, Judi (Gene) McAndrew of Watervliet and Rhonda (John) Brant of Benton Harbor; grandchildren, Wayne (Amanda), Travis (Amanda), Ashley (Nick), Amber, Alexis, Randi (Andre), JoAnna (Christopher), Alyssa and Anne; brothers, Harold Hamilton of Michigan City, IN and Larry (Sherly) Hamilton of Michigan City, IN; and sister-in-law Aggie Hamilton of Michigan City, IN.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, JD & Cordie Reed and siblings, Floyd Hamilton, Hurshel Hamilton, Fay Giacomo and Carol Stout.

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