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Johnnie D. Hamilton


Johnnie D. Hamilton, 83, of Holton passed away at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Holton. He was born near Hot Spot in Letcher County, Kentucky on March 24, 1938 the son of A.W. and Addie Elam Hamilton.


Survivors include one sister Mildred Roark of Holton, along with 4 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Eileen Lopez, brothers Donald and Danny Hamilton, and his sister JoAnn Bishop.


Mr. Hamilton served in the US Navy from 1958 to 1960 aboard the USS Helena. In civilian life he was employed with the Town of Versailles. Johnnie’s great-great-grandparents were full blooded Cherokee Indians and in 1987 he was named a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In Holton, Johnnie was known as a good neighbor who was available to assist and help.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Little Memory Cemetery near Sunman. Visitation will also be on Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be given to the cemetery in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.