Robert “Snook” Hamilton

An American patriot whose generous nature and large heart was expressed not in words but actions, Snook Hamilton was giving and kind. Living just how he wanted…often while riding his Harley, Robert “Snook” Hamilton, of Butler, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, July 31, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was 59.

The son of Robert and Anna (Long) Hamilton, Snook was born March 24, 1957 in Mansfield and was graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1975.

Snook retired from General Motors in April 2009. He worked with his father, Bob, at General Motors. Those at work got the biggest kick out of seeing Snook, with his dad at work facing off…and his dad was always right. Snook never truly retired.

Detailed and particular, Snook’s passion was fixing everyone’s motorcycle. Upon completion, they were immaculate. His cars and truck were spotless as well… another trait passed on by his father. Snook was noted for his racing abilities as well as his compassion in helping others.

Proud of his country, Snook was very patriotic. He was a Son as well as Rider Member of the Bellville AmVets Post #43, a member of SAL Bellville American Legion Post #535, Member of Loudonville American Eagles, Sons of Herman Mansfield, and Moose Lodge Mansfield.

He was loved and appreciated by so many people and will be truly missed.

He is survived by his parents Bob and Ann Hamilton of Bellville; brother Kurtis (Tammy) Hamilton of Bellville; sisters Becky (Dr. Bradley) Walker of Bellville, Malinda Worner Nowowiezski (Richard) of Toledo, and Debbie Walker of Galena; daughter Tiffany Kennedy of Mt. Vernon; grandson Seven Kennedy of Fredericktown; the love of his life Barb Miller; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dogs Mable and Weezy.

He was preceded in death by his nephew Chad Walker and brother-in-law John Worner.

His family will receive friends Wednesday Aug. 3, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where his funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Snook’s brother-in-law Dr. Bradley Walker will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Robert Hamilton Memorial Fund (please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes) may be made through the funeral home.

To view Snook’s tribute video and leave a message of sympathy, online condolence to his family may be made by visiting

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