Donald Hamilton

Donald Lloyd Hamilton, 70, of College Station, passed away Tuesday night, November 11, 2014. A Funeral Mass is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday November 15, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station with Father David Konderla officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Don was born July 4, 1944, in Clearwater, Kansas, to Dennis Hamilton and Christine (Rankin) Robl. After graduating from high school, Don worked for over 40 years in the oil field services industry. During that time, he and his family relocated all over the Midwest and Southern states, meeting new friends at each new location before finally settling in College Station. Don was passionate about fishing, often taking his dog Molly, and he enjoyed working during his semi-retirement at Gibbons Creek Reservoir, serving as an officer for Burleson County Bass Busters and fishing in countless tournaments around the region. He regularly attended the Texas A&M Women’s Basketball games cheering on the Lady Aggies through many winning seasons. Since living here, Don has been an active member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Brent Robl; and father-in-law Harley Beebe.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Donna Hamilton of College Station; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Lindy Hamilton and granddaughters Amanda and Bailey of Grovetown, GA; daughter Robin Eisenberg and granddaughter Celeste and grandson Zane of Plano; brother Mark Robl of Sun Valley, NV; sisters and brothers-in-law, Penny and Dean States of Sheridan, WY, Jill and Mark Kucera of Cheyenne, WY; mother-in-law Wilma Beebe of Kimball, NE.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the exceptional care provided at St. Joseph’s Critical Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Don’s favorite local organization, Camp Bass, a fishing camp for teens (mail to: Camp Bass, 3798 Mancuso, Bryan TX 77808).

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  1. Donna & Family:

    We are saddened to hear of the death of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend……He is now in the loving arms of His Savior.

  2. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Donald was a great neighbor and friend.

    Leslie and Robert Stevens

  3. So sorry for your loss. The bass fishing community has lost a good friend and fellow angler. I got to know Don at Gibbons Creek and he was always a pleasure to see and talk to. He will be missed!

  4. Donna,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May you and your family find peace and comfort during this time.

  5. On behalf of the Chaplains of the Dallas Police Department I wish to convey my sincere condolences to Senior Corporal Robin Eisenberg for your loss. I pray that God’s peace and comfort surround you in your time of sorrow and that He will bring healing to your hearts as each day passes. May you have sweet and precious memories to fill your days as God strengthens you with His presence. Blessings to all of you.
    Chaplain Al Taylor
    Dallas Police Department


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