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Matthew Mark Hamilton, 57 passed away January 7, 2022 at CenterPoint Hospital from complications Covid.
Matt was born Oct 8, 1964, to Ernest Hamilton and Edith Nicholson. Matt was raised at Tarsney Lakes, Oak Grove, MO. Matt, enjoyed fishing in the creeks, crawdad hunting, and frogging. When Matt was 14, he went to work for a farmer. Matt milked cow, bailed hay, cleaned stalls, whatever he was told to do, he did it. Matt would work from sun up to sun down. He took pride in his work. When he was old enough, Matt went to work for McDowells Trash, for a couple years. In his spare time, Matt would work with his dad, brothers, and sister on cars. Matt also worked stomping trash on weekends for his dad. In 1985 Matt married the love of his life, Gladys Smalley, that’s when he took on the role of dad to her 3 children. When he was able to get his CDL, he went to work for Ted’s trash where he worked for over 25 years. While there, he made lasting relationships with his coworkers and his customers.
Matt loved camping, fishing spending time with his family. Matt always had to be busy. His family meant the world to him. Matt had a crazy sense of humor, loved to tease, joke around, was very onery, and was just a fun-loving guy. Underneath all that, he was very caring, the guy you could depend on, and was always there to lend a helping hand. Matt’s favorite past time was working on vehicles, not just his own. If anyone had issues with their car, he would take on the responsibility to get it fixed, if he didn’t know how to fix it, he would resort to YouTube. Another favorite past time of Matt’s was grilling or smoking a brisket. He was the guy if you met him, you liked him.
Matt is preceded in death by: wife, Gladys Hamilton; parents, and brother, Thomas Hamilton.
Matt is survived by: brother, Ernest (Lisa) Hamilton Jr of Liberty, MO; sister, Melissa Carey and partner Mike Smalley of Independence, MO; sister, Ella (Phil) Burgess of Sibley, MO; sister, Ethel (Dan) Wade of Independence, MO; brother, Jacob Hamilton of Independence, MO; sister, Sarah Hamilton of Independence, MO; sister, Lacy (Joey) Malino of Independence, MO; stepchildren, Samantha Smalley, Christopher Parton, and Angela Hamilton all of Independence, MO; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
We will always carry him in our hearts!
The family would like to thank all the nursing staff on the PICU, ICU, at CenterPoint. We appreciate everything you did for him.
Memorial services will be held at 6:00pm, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Heartland Crematory and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown Mo. 64113. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 5:00pm.
If anyone desires to send flowers, they are more than welcomed and can be sent to Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.
Ella A Burgess says
I don’t think it’s sunk in yet that your gone, I keep waiting for you to come out of your camper, for you to call. You always said how you appreciated me being there and how you thanked God you had me by your side, I would tell you, “Your my bro and I love you”
But I never got the chance to say to you how much I thanked God for you, you made me feel like I matter, you were my Rock! I feel so alone without you. It was always you, and me and Gladys before she went to heaven. I don’t pity me cause of all the time we spent together,, no one will ever take your place.. I will always carry you in my heart! Love you Big Brother!
ETHEL WADE says
I still feel like it’s a bad dream u were my big brother who would pick on me every morning just to give me a hard time we all miss u so much I can’t even believe this wish it was a dream and you were still here to call me a baboon and u were a ape and gladys was among monk then u had to change. my name to Peter Griffen it’s not fair and I know we all wish u were here I know we will all make sure people know that u were a great brother who would help and look after us I know u are with your love of your life and I have to remember that but I also know there won’t be a day I don’t think of u Love U My Brother And Miss U SO MUCH I Will Never Forget The Good Times We Had Until We Meet Again!!!!!
Lisa Ferrell says
Matt was the example of a formidable employee…loyal, responsible and kind. Over the years, we shared many laughs with Matt, but his relationship with Teddy was most memorable! The one memory I have and am already missing is whenever Matt was in the office or saw me outside he would yell (and I do mean yell), “Bye Lisa!” and I would yell back, “Bye Matt!” I wish he was here so we could yell at each other one more time!
Ben Griffith says
Matt picked up my commercial trash for several years. I always made an effort to speak to him and came to respect his work ethic and his commitment to the care of his wife. I was saddened to learn of his death. My condolences to the family and to his work family. He was a special man with a big heart and will be missed.