Howard R. Hamilton, age 88 of Findlay, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. Howard was born on November 25, 1930 in rural Bluffton, Ohio to the late Earl and Alice (Ewing) Hamilton.
On August 26, 1950 Howard was married to Mary Ellen Hector. She survives along with daughters, Diane (Mark) Fuess of Bedford, Texas, Cheryl (Bob) May of Rawson, Ohio, and Pam (Mike) Conley of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio; four granddaughters, Nikki Davis, Megan James, Amber Launder and Heather Herzog; and 10 great grandchildren: Ryder, Zoe and Lyla Davis, Luke and Lacy James, Isaac and Emmett Launder, and Greyson, Hadley and Mackenzie Herzog.
Howard is survived by a sister, Wilma Kempf of Bluffton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Hamilton.
Howard was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events.
Visitation for friends and family of Howard will be held from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ruth Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Memorials in Howard's honor can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.