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On May 6, 2019, Alan Lee Hamilton passed from this world into the arms of his Heavenly Father.

Alan was born on April 9, 1941, at his family‘s home on Adams Avenue in Woodsfield.

Alan was a graduate of Woodsfield High School and joined the Army shortly there after. He finished 25 years as a Wildlife Investigator with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He then became Facilities Manager at The Wilds in Cumberland. While in the Muskingum County area, Alan and his wife, with close friends, began a program, a Christmas Day meal to feed lonely or needy families.

After missing his home in Monroe County, he moved back and put down roots as a community service director. This led him to becoming a juvenile probation officer, where he positively influenced many youths. He was a longtime member and deacon at the Woodsfield Church of Christ, where he will be greatly missed as well. Alan enjoyed helping others, hunting, cooking for his family, fishing, yard sales with his grandchildren and the outdoors. He was a trusted mentor to many.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brett; father, Vernon; mother, Margaret; and sisters Marlene, Shirley and Eulalia.

Alan is survived by a brother, Dennis; wife, Katherine; daughter, Teddi Cavender (David); daughter, Kalli Griffith (Adam); son, Kollin; grandchildren, Lauren, Brandon, Mason, Khya, Aidan, Kadelan, Caren, Jorgi, Jameis and Jackston; as well as two great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Briar.

A viewing service was held Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Woodsfield Church of Christ and again on Friday, May 10, 2019. The funeral service was followed by a graveside service at West Union Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Covenant Christian Academy library, 185 Shady Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793.  

Arrangements were provided by Bauer-Tuner Funeral Home Woods-field.

The hole left in the community may never be filled, but Alan would appreciate knowing that we loved one another daily through acts of kindness.