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Oscar Curtis Hamilton Sr.

August 31, 1926- March 01, 2021

  • Obituary

    Oscar Curtis Hamilton, Sr. was born August 31, 1926 in Northport, Alabama to Susie Dotson and Ocie Hamilton. He accepted Christ at an early age, joining a Lutheran church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Oscar was the sixth of ten children (George, Mary, Martha, Joe, Billy, Addie May, Carri, Louise and Olga), who all preceded him in death.

    Oscar attended Stillman College where he studied plumbing. During that time, he met the love of his life, Johnnie Bernice Woodard. They were united in holy matrimony August 5, 1947 for 55 years until her death in 2002. After college, Oscar joined the Navy during WWII. He was honorably discharged after his service and started a family of five children.

    In 1953, he and his family moved to Michigan. He found employment at Atlas Foundry in Detroit and did plumbing and custodian jobs all over Romulus.

    He later joined First Baptist Church where he remained a member until his transition to be with the Lord. While at First Baptist, he became treasurer and custodian.

    In 1973 Oscar became employed at his dream job, American Airlines, which allowed him and his loving wife, Johnnie , to travel all over the world.

    After retiring in 1998, never one to slow down, Oscar became more active in the Romulus community. He became a volunteer firefighter and joined the Rotary Club. He purchased a 1953 Ford tractor and tilled gardens, cut fields, plowed snow, pulled people from ditches, drove hay rides for the Pumpkin Festival and did anything else he could do to help people. Oscar enjoyed country music, playing slots at the casino, and making people laugh with his many jokes. The light and life he brought to everyone he touched will never be forgotten.

    Oscar made his transition on Monday, March 1, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Preceding him in death is (wife) Johnnie, (daughter) Patricia Ann, (son) Randolph (grand daughter) Brandi. While heartbroken, we were honored to have been recipients of this amazing man's love.

    Left to cherish his beautiful memories are: his loving children; Oscar Jr., Brent (Valencia), Donald (Joy), seven grandchildren: Sonya, Tracey, Amber (Kawame), Mika, Bianca, Porsche and Brenton ; fifteen great-grandchildren Brittini, Jade, A'Meiya, De'Mi, SaMiya, Tayari, Kamryn, Rashod, Anton, Ethan, Breniyah, Evan, Kristopher, William, Cameron, and a host of relatives and friend.

    The family of Oscar Curtis Hamilton deeply appreciates your kind expression of sympathy during our time of great loss. We find healing in knowing others remember and care and for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

    Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Crane Funeral Home, 36885 Goddard Road, Romulus, MI 48174, Phone (734) 941-9200. The funeral service will take place on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00pm, with Rev. Carl Threat Jr., officiating. Interment will be held at Romulus Cemetery.

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Sunday, March 07, 2021
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Crane Funeral Home

36885 Goddard Rd, Romulus, MI 48174

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 08, 2021
12:00 PM

Crane Funeral Home

36885 Goddard Rd, Romulus, MI 48174

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Interment Location

Monday, March 08, 2021

Romulus Cemetery

10202 Shook , Romulus, MI,48174

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2 Replies to “Oscar Curtis Hamilton Sr.”

  1. DC

    Oscar will always have a special place in my heart. Showers days meant we were going to have a country concert with the words hurry up. Mornings before breakfast when I peeked around the corner to get him up he was so happy to see me. The smile on his face I will never forget. Thanksgiving my daughter and I brought a plate up for him and the smile on his face was all worth it. Sometimes he made it hard to please him but he always apologized. My deepest condolences to you all. He was definitely one special man.

    Danielle Cronin
  2. CG

    Bro. Hamilton will always remain in the hearts of his First Baptist Church Family. Young men’s training classes, Sunday School teacher, hay rides, after church ice cream runs, driving groups of us to Spiritual Youth Choral practice in Ann Arbor were a few of my remembrances. Many thanks to his family in sharing him with us as a father, brother and all around educator. We must use the wisdom he left with us.

    Cynthia Griffin
  3. B&JW

    To the Hamilton Family;So sorry to hear of Oscar"s passing ,first met Him in 1971,Mrs Hamilton drove all sons to Merriam School worked side by side with Him when I worked for the Sheriff"s dept both at Metro Airport and the city while He was a fireman. a good man,nice man ,family man, Rest in peace my friend with Johnnie in heaven with the Lord.

    Bill & Jean Wadsworth

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