Harry  Hamilton


Dr. Harry A. Hamilton, Jr., 90, of Corbin passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2019 at The Heritage.
He was born at Owensboro, Ky and grew up in Louisville where he attended U of L. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and became a fighter pilot flying P51s. After two years of service he returned to Louisville to enter the U of L Medical School and become a general surgeon. In 1961 the Hamilton family moved to Corbin where Dr. Hamilton practiced 36 years helping people and saving lives. He belonged to First United Methodist Church which became Grace on the Hill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty C. Hamilton; his parents, Captain Harry A. Hamilton, Sr. and Emma Rose Hamilton; and a grandson, Christopher Hamilton.
Survivors include three children: Mark Hamilton (Johni), Becky Brewer (Chuck), and Lynn Coile (Mark); eight grandchildren: Bianca Hawkins (Jason), Sara Gilbert, John-Morgan Hamilton, Tiffany Hamilton, Kelsey Brewer, Kaitlyn Brewer, Kayla Coile, and Alex Coile (Abbey); six great-grandchildren: Anna and Ashton Hawkins, Ryan and Jack Gilbert, Colton Creekmore, and Cash Fugate; a sister, Rosalie Routt; a sister-in-law, Dottie Kennedy; and three nieces.
Visitation for Dr. Hamilton will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated at a service beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton and the Rev. K. Richard Holladay officiating.
Messages may be sent to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 8, 2019
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2 posts

vicki dudley pridemore
Jun 12, 2019
one of the best guys to work for. He saved my life over 25 years ago. took a melanoma skin cancer off my arm. Loved him . Very good surgeon as well as a person. I worked with him for many years and never saw him mad. A wonderful human being.
Richard park
Jun 08, 2019
Harry was a very good surgeon and even better person. Soft spoken, intelligent, courteous, so personable and a colleague that I admired as much as anyone I had met in the medical field. He welcomed me to Corbin and was always available if I needed him to help with a patient, no matter the time of day or night. Harry was a man that everybody admired and I was so fortunate to have him as a colleague. A truly great physician and even better person.