Darrell Hamilton, age 71 of Gardendale, passed away suddenly on Tuesday July 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edna Hamilton and his loving wife of 38 years, Elizabeth “Beth” Hamilton. He was a member of East Gardendale Baptist Church and was retired from a 28 year career in law enforcement, first as an Alabama State Trooper and then with Fultondale. He retired with the rank of Sergeant. He was an active member of Alabama/Northwest Florida Gideon Association. An avid bowler and a member of the Greater Birmingham Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress. He loved to golf, camp and especially fish
Mr. Hamilton is survived by five married children; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Kent Hamilton (Jum). He is also survived by his special buddy CG.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. from the chapel of Walker Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Barber officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Walker Chapel Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Walker Chapel Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 205-849-5000, Fultondale. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Gideons International, North Jefferson Camp, P.O. Box 246, Gardendale, AL 35071.
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