Lester Marion Hamilton, 87, of Attica, completed his journey on this earth Aug. 28, 2012.
He was born in Seneca County to Don and Zola (Fast) Hamilton on May 18, 1925. Lester is survived by his wife, the former Joan Featheringill, whom he married at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard May 29, 1948.
He also is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Charles) King of Attica; three granddaughters, Amy (Joe) Keefer of Perry, Leslie King of Westlake and Cheryl (Joe) Walter of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Jared and Ryan Keefer and Kaylin Whatley; two sisters, Donna Heibertshausen of Attica and Marjorie (Harold) Altherr of Napoleon; and many nieces and nephews.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Randy A. Hamilton; five brothers, Earl, Harrison, Wilbur, Wayland and Russell Hamilton; and two sisters, Alice DeMuth and Leona Hamilton.
He was a 50-year member and past master of Attica Lodge 367, a 50-year member of Sappho Chapter 50 OES Attica, and a member of Tiffin Chapter 189 OES, Attica American Legion Post 260 and Union Pisgah United Methodist Church of Attica,
Lester was a U.S. Navy combat veteran, having served in the Philippines during World War II. He retired from General Motors New Departure-Hyatt Bearing division in 1987, having worked as a machinist. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and generally "putzing" around in his garage. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be 10:30 am. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Union Pisgah United Methodist Church, 7880 S. CR. 35, Attica, with Pastor Pete Bellamy officiating. Burial will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery in Attica. The Attica American Legion Post 260 will conduct military graveside services.
Family and friends will be received 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19, Bloomville. Attica Lodge 367 will conduct a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, Attica Historical Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.