Andy L. Hamilton

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/16/2010 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/17/2010 11:00:00

Andy L. Hamilton, age 67, resident of rural Shiloh, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at his home. He was born on September 13, 1943 in McDowell, KY. to the late Pearl and Dora (Tackett) Hamilton. He was a retiree of Midwest Industries. Blessed with a heavenly voice from above, Andy was an accomplished Blue Grass and Country musician for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, riding his beloved horse Scout, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise (Short) Hamilton whom he married on May 11, 1964; three daughters, Donna Reed, Marjorie Hall and Rebecca (Steve) Kennard all of Shelby; four grandchildren, Courtney Finnegan, Caden Hall, Landon and Natalie Kennard; two brothers, Pastor Danny (Diana) Hamilton of Willard, OH. and Pearl (Donna) Hamilton of Edgewater, FL; three sisters, Betty (Tom) Short of Seminole, FL, Verbal Martin of Teaberry, KY and Pauline Fleming of Jenkins, KY and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Hamilton and Eugene Tackett and a sister, Cathy Ellis.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11 A.M. with his brother, Pastor Danny Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Dennis & Jean Davis - Nov 20, 2010

Was saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. He was certainly a very kind man… Loved to hear him play and sing…. I think Andy got alot of people started in music…What a gift he had…. It was obvious how many lives he had touched by the amount of people who payed their respects at secors…Rest in peace andy lee

Charles & Joanne(Vanderpool) Nickles - Nov 18, 2010

Sorry for the loss of your loved. Hold on to the memories.

Nancy Lynch - Nov 17, 2010

I knew Andy from his working at Brunswick Defense / Guardian Manufacturing. He was always smiling, singing and talking about his faith. A good man that will be missed. My condolances to the family.

Teri & Dennis Laser - Nov 17, 2010

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prays.

Robin Rae - Nov 17, 2010

Just like the song he sang at my dad’s (Merv) funeral, “Gone but not forgotten” he will live on through his music…God Bless you all

Dana Wallace - Nov 17, 2010

So sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through at this time. May God watch over you and your family keeping you all strong during this difficult time. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Rachel Hamilton - Nov 17, 2010

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time. God bless.

Misty Taylor - Nov 16, 2010

Rebecca, Margie and Danny (Diane),
It is difficult losing a parent, please let me know if there is anything I can do for either of you.
Danny (Diane), you are in my thoughts.

Gregory Adams - Nov 16, 2010

It was a privilege to have known Andy. He was one of the finest individuals that I have ever met. Rest in peace my friend.

Allen and Heidi Hocker - Nov 16, 2010

So sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to ask. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Kenny Edgeson - Nov 16, 2010

Becky, Your dad was an awesome,good man.My Dad(Art) and him played music together a long time ago and he was there playing a Benefit for him at Plymouth Legion ( I still remember it like it was yesterday). My dad was also a good friend to his brother Glenn.The world has lost a truly kind and generous man. He always stopped and talked to me whenever he saw me.I’m truly sorry for your loss. I can just hear him and my Dad playing Bluegrass music in Heaven right now!!!

Mike and Karen Barnett - Nov 16, 2010

To Andy’s family: Please know you are in our prayers during such a difficult time. May God bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. Remember all your wonderful days you had with Andy. Keep them close to your heart.

Connie Eldridge Gearheart - Nov 16, 2010

To The Family Of Andy, We all have lost an incredible,loving and kind man.I enjoyed working with him and shared laughs and nice conversations with him.So sorry for your loss.Please know that u all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Archie Stinson - Nov 16, 2010

Andy, sing one for us up there. We will miss you and never forget.
Archie and the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band.

Chandra and Brandon Traylor - Nov 16, 2010

You are all in our prayers, we love you all very much. May God bless you and hold you during this time. Andy Lee will be greatly missed.

The Mosley Family - Nov 16, 2010

Our prayers are for the family of Andy. He was a very good and kind person. We traveled around to alot of Bluegrass Festivals and have many fond memories of those great times. May God give you peace in your hearts at this sad time. His loving memory will stay with you forever. Bless you all.

Keith Cooper - Nov 16, 2010

This is a very sad day for me. Andy was a TRUE and GREAT friend to many but to me he was always much more. A friend to me and my family for a many a year. My mother and I worked with Andy and then mom and Andy worked together at MTD untill mom passed on. we will always miss and love Andy forever in our hearts. Gone but not forgotten and never will be. Now he will be part of the great bluegrass band in heaven. Singing his songs that he so often sang here below. Just makes me want to go be with him and mom so that I can hear him play some more. Rest in peace Andy and we love you so. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Hamilton family.

Jimmy Dutton - Nov 16, 2010

We are sorry for your loss but we know Andy has gone on to a better place and is in no more pain. I have often played with Andy at the festivals and enjoyed his company, he was a good friend. We will keep his loved ones in our prayers. Let God be your strength at this time.

Jamie (Short) Poynter - Nov 16, 2010

I love you all very much and I am so sorry. I have many fond memories of being at Uncle Andy Lee and Aunt Eloise’s house and remember when they would come to Kentucky and play music. Some of the best times of my life were during those times. I will miss him as will everyone that knew him. He was such a kind and loving person and there aren’t enough like him in this world. I pray that God will ease your hearts and minds during this time and that all of us will be together again in Heaven one day.

ED{DUNE},Bernice Hall - Nov 16, 2010

sorry to hear about AndyLee,but we know he is in a better place now.Our prayers to all of the family.

Chris Brown - Nov 16, 2010

Rebecca, so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family members. Your dad is no longer suffering and is now rejoicing in heaven and will forever be watching over all of you.

Willis and Gladys hicks - Nov 16, 2010

To the family of Andy Hamilton,
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your family member.. I have enjoyed Andys music and his lovely voice as we sang together many times years ago… Now he can sing with the Angels..He will be be sadly missed .
Gladys and Willis

Billy Sparks - Nov 16, 2010

I have played at alot of his festivals and with him, He was a good guy,so sorry to hear of his passing.

Dorinda Wagner RN - Nov 16, 2010

I am so very sorry for your Great Loss, May God Bless and Keep you in your Time of Need. Your in my prayers. Love Dorinda Wagner

vickie sue Lee - Nov 16, 2010

My prayers and sympathy is with your family. I am veda tackett’s grandaughter. Loved Andy Lee.

Jeff Tackett - Nov 16, 2010

Andy we sure are going to miss you and your singing and playing music. It wont be the same without you. WE will never forget the music that you gave us. And we will always cherish it, and you will always be in our hearts. I’ve learned so much from your music from you singing about our family. Things that I didnt know, came out in your songs. I love you and you will be missed so much. There will never be another andy lee!

Sharon Ingram & Daniel Ingram - Nov 16, 2010

We will Sadly miss Andy. Our prayers are with the family and Friends. We are sorry for your Loss!

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - Nov 16, 2010

Bro. Danny, and the entire Hamilton family. Some of you we know so well, others we do not, but our hearts ache for all of you. We pray for comfort through the grace of God. He will sustain and keep.
Keeping you in our prayers.

Ruby Patton and Family - Nov 16, 2010

Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. May the Lord watch over you and be with you during your time of loss. God Bless

Jari McKinney Amburgey - Nov 15, 2010

To the family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Andy playing music at my Uncle Oral’s house when we were growing up. Loved to hear bluegrass!!! Still do. He will be missed by many. May God comfort all of you in the days ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Maura Hamilton - Nov 15, 2010

You are all in our prayers. Andy was such a great person always had a smile on his face and kind words from his heart. We will miss him dearly. Love to all of you.
Clyde, Maura, Desiree and Drew

Bill and Claris Hicks - Nov 15, 2010

To Danny and all the family of Andy we are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Just think he will suffer no more. We really love Andy and will not forget recently we were in Drug Mart and ran into Andy and he said, Claris, I asked him what and how he was doing and he said I’m looking for Coffee.
We sure loved to hear him sing,I know your hearts are broken and he will surely be missed badly, but just think. “there is no sorrow on earth that heaven can’t heal”
Our Love and Prayers
Bill and Claris Hicks

Kathy Dawson Brown - Nov 15, 2010

so sorry to hear about your alls dad,,my parents knew him well.i remember when he played music at my mom and dads friends house and it was thier annv..we had a great mom just loved him…he was a nice man…my prayers are with the family…i know hes in heaven with my parents singin and dancin and playin music..GOD BLESS ALL OF U..

Tammy Botello - Nov 15, 2010

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.I remembered Andy playing for my dad at his benefit at the legion in Plymouth.I just loved hearing him sing and play the guitar.I could listen to him for hours.He will be missed by many.May God comfort you now and in the days to come.

BOB AND BRENDA RICE - Nov 15, 2010


Gary & Tina Isaac - Nov 15, 2010

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Andy. We felt honored to have played with him at the Nova Bluegrass Shows..He will be sadly missed..God Bless to all his family.

feryl and mary k. hall - Nov 15, 2010

sorry to hear about Andy Lee,we grew up together in ky and i am a cousin twice removed,but all our prayers are with you all.God got a good one when he took Andy home.

Elder Jimmy and Sharon Hall - Nov 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this loss of one so dear. We knew most of the family from when they lived and visited here in McDowell, Ky. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.

Eddy collins - Nov 15, 2010

Dear Rebecca so sorry about your dad your in my prayers God bless uncle Eddy

vickie rose - Nov 15, 2010

So sorry that Andy is gone from all of us, I will miss seeing him sitting there for his treatments, he never complaned but enjoyed life love to all of you

Dempsey Hamilton Family - Nov 15, 2010

You and your family is in our heart and prayers. It ment a lot to our family to see Andy make the trip in to our Dad’s funeral (Dempsey Hamilton). Even thou we didn’t know Andy that well by him come all the way here to Ashtabula to show his respects to our father says a lot about the man he was. Go rest high on that mountain Andy.

Brian D. Cozort - Nov 15, 2010

To the family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I was privileged to see him at the bluegrass benefit over there at Lincoln Way a while back and was on feet as he picked. I felt honored to pick there as well with the Hamilton Family for his benefit as well. A true talent in our local bluegrass scene and a heck of a guy. I didn’t know him personally other than a few hi’s here and there but always respected him. Loved to hear him sing that “I don’t need your rocking chair” and I think he proved that at the benefit. Take care and may the lord be with you.

Danette Detterman - Nov 15, 2010

All of you guys, your all like family to me. I last saw Andy and he sat right in front of me and talked to me at Big Mommy’s funeral he looked so good and was feeling good too, for everything he had already been through. I hoped he would of stayed well. Unfortunately he hasn’t, all I can say is God can HEAL all of you girls broken hearts. It’s a terrible feeling to loose a dad so really young when we think we will see them grow old. I’m keeping all of you close in my thoughts and prayers for healing. I’m sure he is pickin and grinin and no more sickness. He wouldn’t want any of you to be sad. With love, Danette