Obituary – John “Jay” Hamilton

Last Updated on November 26th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

John Burton “Jay” Hamilton, 89, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, formerly of Wyanet, Illinois, died November 14, 2017. Cremation rites have been accorded and memorial grave site services will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at Forest Hill Cemetery Wyanet, Illinois at 10:30 a.m.
Jay was born May 5, 1928 in Princeton, Illinois to Raymond and Marjorie (Sapp) Hamilton. He attended school in Wyanet and graduated from Wyanet High School in 1946. He then attended college and graduated before serving in the United States Air Forces.
Jay enjoyed theater, the arts, volunteered as a docent at the Santa Fe Opera outdoor theater, and worked as a family volunteer for various family health care support.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his cousin Joanne (Hall) Baker of Wyanet. Request of memorial in lieu of flowers.