Gale Hamilton

Gale V. Hamilton

Saturday, December 6th, 1941 - Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Gale V. Hamilton, age 78, of Wooster, entered into rest Monday, December 30, 2019 at Summa Akron City Hospital following a brief illness. His family was by his side.

He was born on December 6, 1941 in Mansfield, to Raymond Welker Lorena (Chenevey) Hamilton. He graduated from Smithville High School in 1959.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 - 1969.

Gale married "Zee" Lester on January 4, 1964 in Wooster. She survives.

He had previously owned and operated Hamilton's Gulf Station for over 20 years in Ashland and then worked for AVI Foodsystems Co. of Wooster for 17 years before retiring in 2007.He was an avid car enthusiast who also enjoyed going to car shows and was a member of "UFO" United Ford Owners club for many years and also enjoyed drag and NASCAR racing. He was a devoted Ohio State Buckeye fan. Gale adored and loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved spending time with his son and were inseparable.

In addition to his beloved wife and his son, Scott Allen (Deana) Hamilton of Wooster; he is survived by his grandchildren, Joshua (Nikki) Hamilton of Shreve, Amber Hamilton of Girard, Ohio, and great-grandchildren, Kodan Allen Hamilton and Makenzee Hamilton; his siblings, Rena M. (Dennis) Figley of Graniteville, S.C. and Marshall F. Hamilton of Wooster; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Edward "Eddy" Hamilton and his 2 brothers, Kent & Harlan Hamilton.

Services will be Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster with Rev. Dr. Brent Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster where military honors will be conducted by the 555th Honors Detachment.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior (11:00 - 1:00 p.m.) to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or at support.wounded warrior

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Pallbearers were as follows:
Scott, Josh, Kodan, and Jason Hamilton, Matt and Brian Figley. Honorary pallbearers were: Richard and Ronald Lester and Dennis Figley.


Samuel A. Glenn
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
Custer-Glenn Funeral Home
2284 Benden Dr.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Office: 330.264.7776
Cell: 330.749.2431
Fax: 330.264.0283
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 1:00pm
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    7067 Cleveland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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Brenda Hostetler

Posted at 03:23pm
Zee- So sorry to hear of Gale's passing! I have fond memories of you both coming into my restaurant (Dutch Heart) I sincerely missed you both! You're in my thoughts and prayers!- Brenda Hostetler


Posted at 07:07am
Will miss you my Friend, Semper Fi. Slow hand salute!!! Craig Rowland, Millersburg

Arch Fuller

Posted at 07:54am
Gayle and i work with one and other at the A V I company for 15 years always enjoyed our conversation about our time in the Marine Corp and his father Ray Hey was a great gut and will be missed Arch and Carrie Fuller

Diane Bailey

Posted at 01:44pm
Dear Zelma (and family)~So sorry to read of the passing of Gayle. You were a delightful, supportive, caring couple, and I know you will be missing him so much. You have experienced much heartache in your life, and unfortunately, I cannot be there to give you a comforting hug. We are in FL at the present time, but my thoughts are with you. May God bring you comfort, and strength, at this difficult time. Very Sincerely~Diane Miller Bailey Waynedale class of '60

Connie Leathers

Posted at 12:24pm
deepest sympathy for your loss,,,, i always enjoyed him...he would pop his head into my office at acdc and tell me his latest joke when he came to fill the machines and sometimes i would have a new one for him...he was always a kind man and brightened my day...i know you will miss him

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