Samuel “Elton” HamillHamill, Elton

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SAMUEL ELTON HAMILL, JR was born the 3rd of March, 1936, in Roswell, New Mexico. He passed from this earth to meet his Father in Heaven on the 26th of December, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona, from complications of pneumonia.

Elton is survived by his second wife of eight years, Rachel Trout Hamill; her two sons, Cory and Colin Trout and their spouses; and eight Trout grandchildren.

Elton’s first wife of 52 years, Frances (Farrar) Hamill, preceded him in death on June 6, 2007. Elton is survived by their son, Sam Hamill; two grandchildren, Shaun Adam Hamill and Lauren Elise (Hamill) Griffin and their spouses; and two great grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail Griffin.

Elton is also survived by his sister, Barbara (Hamill) Barnett of Radium Springs, New Mexico, and her family: Tammy Ruoff and her husband Thomas; Laurie Barnett; LaJuana Ringler and her husband Jon of Lawton, Oklahoma; and four great nephews and one great niece. Elton’s parents, Samuel Elton Hamill, Sr. and Frances Aleene Hamill, and younger brother, Mickey Flint Hamill, preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his brothers-in-law, Lucian Farrar, Jr. and Paul Farrar and their families in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Elton served his community in his career as a Civil Engineer designing and building interstates and highways in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Elton also served his country in the 1950’s in the U.S. Air Force. He was greatly loved by his church family and relatives for his endearing kindness and those twinkling eyes that never ceased to fill one with love and encouragement when in his presence.

Public visitation will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Edmond, OK.  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Oklahoma City, OK.


  1. I am so sorry to learn of Elton’s passing. He will be truly missed. He came to visit my mom & me in Winnsboro, Texas. We took him to Sulphur Springs to see the Shooks Chapel cemetery, where some of the Hamill family are buried. We had a good visit.

  2. I was a life long friend of Frances, his first wife. That’s how I got to know Elton. When my husband passed away, Elton tried to help me get through it by email. So sorry for your loss.

  3. So sad to hear of Eltons passing – Elton was my supervisor at TXDOT and worked in the computer room under him. He was a gentle spirit – yet lead by example and knowledge. The world lost a good man – but Heaven gained a mighty warrior.. thanks Elton for helping me

    Phil Jennings

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