Michael Horace Hamilton, 87, retired Navy commander

Michael Horace Hamilton
Michael Horace Hamilton

Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Horace Hamilton, 87, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Mr. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Miami and Master’s Degree from the University of Texas. He retired as a commander from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. He served on the USS Oriskany, among many other duty stations, and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Patricia C. Hamilton; four children, Michael Rowell Hamilton, Michael Scott Hamilton, Michael Keith Hamilton and Michelle Efird; four stepchildren, Danny, Richard and Donald Rawles and Diane Sheely; and 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Princess Anne Memorial Park with full military honors.

Share online condolences with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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