Harrell Rolan Hamilton, age 71, of Asheboro, passed away unexpectedly and entered into the portals of his heavenly home on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Harrell was born on September 15, 1950, in Randolph County to John Earl Hamilton and Ila Mae Bunting Hamilton, the youngest of eight children.
He was a Christian husband, Daddy, son, brother, and a friend, but his favorite role was that of PawPaw to his three grandchildren. Harrell was a graduate of Asheboro High School and a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1970-1973 in the Green Beret Special Forces where he was also a paratrooper. Harrell then was a student and an instructor at Randolph Technical Institute (now RCC) where he earned several certificates and he eventually retired from Thomas Built Buses as an engineer. He was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Ramseur where he loved leading the students in game time in the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, II Timothy 2:15) program and helping in the kitchen for many events as a member of the Fellowship Hall Committee. He loved his church family and especially his friends in Phil Cook’s Sunday School Class. Harrell never met a stranger. He loved collecting Disney pins, making walking sticks, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed NASCAR, yard sales, star gazing and teaching others about the stars and the night sky, collecting rocks from places he traveled, and walking miles and miles every morning. Mostly, Harrell loved his children and grandchildren and felt it an honor to be very involved in all of their lives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Hamilton, and his sister, Norma Lewallen. Harrell is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gloria Henderson Hamilton; son, Danny Scott Hamilton; daughter, Sharon Hamilton Wallace and her husband, Jeremy; grandchildren, Preston Scott Hamilton, Taylor Colleen Wallace, and Dakota James Wallace, all of Asheboro; siblings, Stephen (Kay) Hamilton of Kernersville, Jerry (Elaine) Hamilton of McLeansville, Rev. Joseph (Tina) Hamilton of Martinsville, VA, Martha (John) Poitevent of St. Augustine, FL, and twin brother, Darrell Nolan Hamilton of Asheboro, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 24, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 11:00am at First Christian Church, 1381 Church Street, Ramseur, NC with Pastor Garry Arnett, Phil Cook, and Dr. Brandon Powell officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
A private family burial will be held at a later date in Oaklawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church’s AWANA program, 1381 Church Street, Ramseur, NC 27316 or Cross Road Baptist Church’s Youth Ministry, 1566 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.
Please share your remembrance and condolences with Harrell’s family at: www. pughfuneralhome.com.
Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro is assisting the Hamilton Family.