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Charles Hamilton, 64, died Mar. 3, 2009. A celebration of his life will be at 4 PM on Friday Mar. 6, at Fairmount Christian Fellowship, 712 S. Northern Blvd, Independence. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Charles was born August 17, 1944 in Independence, MO to Thomas Hamilton and Edna (Adams) Nichelson. He married his wife of 41 years Donna M. (Bounds) Hamilton on July 15, 1967. Together they had three children Donna Irene (Hamilton) Anderson, David Lee Hamilton, (wife Judy) and Kathy Elizabeth (Hamilton) Jones. Charles worked as a sanitation worker for 30 years. He also worked with the Salvation Army Church in the donation center in Blue Springs and helped out with the angel tree and bell ringers. He was a family man and always made us laugh. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Lee Roy Hamilton, and Ernest Thomas Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, children, sisters Ethel M. Nussbaum, and edna Boyles both of Osceola, MO, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.