Lincoln Hamilton, age 51 passed away Tuesday morning,May 8, 2012 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a life long resident of Morgantown.
Lincoln was born September 22, 1960 in Martinsville to his parents: DeWayne & Esther R. (Kinnett) Hamilton. He was a 1979 graduate of Indian Creek High School. Lincoln was a professional musician performing mainly as the opening act with the Little Nashville Express Band at the Little Nashville Opry from 1975 to 2005. Also during that time, he was the Opry's Vice-President of Operations. After his retirement, Lincoln continued his love of music by playing in local establishments.
He was the loving and devoted son to his mother, Esther R. Hamilton of Morgantown. Lincoln leaves behind a special friend, Dianna Bock of Franklin; aunts & uncles: Ruby & Dale Davee of Mooresville and Mary Roman of Pahrump, NV.
He was preceded in death by his father: DeWayne Hamilton; aunts: Geneva Wiley, Virginia Hamilton & Rosalee Randolph; uncles: Richard, Everett, William & Charles Kinnett.
Lincoln was a 33rd Degree Mason & Past Master with the Morgantown Masonic Lodge #358, being the only 33rd Degree Mason at one time in Morgan County. He was also the Most Alutic Grand Master of the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Valley from 2002 to 2003 and the Sovereign Prince from 2002 to 2004. Lincoln was the Past President of the Morgan County Shrine, member of the Morgantown Order of the Eastern Star, Murat Shrine, York Rite & Scottish Rite all of Indianapolis and the Mt.Zion Church. Lincoln was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and enjoyed playing baseball in high school. He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar and performing. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends. Lincoln extends his love & passion for others by being an organ donor.
The Morgantown Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service at 1:30 pm Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center,179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Following the Masonic Service, the Rev. Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service and friends are invited to call from10 am until time service on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morgantown. Following the burial, there will be a gathering for family & friends at the Morgantown Masonic Lodge.
Memorial contributions in honor of Lincoln may be sent to Morgantown Masonic Lodge, in care of, Meredith – Clark Funeral Home PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670