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“What a wonderful father. What a great man. We love u and miss you daddy.. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Kimberly Hamilton - Detroit, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to the family. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Lolita Escamilla Escamilla - OK

“So sorry for your loss..Ralph was always a happy go lucky guy.. he helped me with no questions asked.RIP Ralph ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Robin Berry - Dorr, MI - Friend


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Ralph Hamilton, age 63, of Allegan, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Ralph was born in Floyd County, Kentucky on May 23, 1958, the son of the late Jonas and Dina Hamilton. Ralph was always a hard-working man. He was the owner-operator for Hamilton's Auto Sales, A and B Auto Sales, And Hamilton's Recovery. Ralph was known as the "Best Repo Man" around, often fixing cars, wheeling and dealing and making money. He enjoyed listening to old country music and watching his favorite shows, The Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke and the Young and the Restless. Ralph was a very generous man and was always willing to help someone in need. He loved his family very much.

Ralph was united in marriage to Gail Phelps on June 17, 2011 in Paw Paw, Michigan. Gail was his whole world. Ralph is survived by his wife, Gail Hamilton; 9 children, 25 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, numerous nieces and nephews, many caring friends and his beloved dogs, Abigail, Ginny and Lily. Ralph was preceded in death by one son and one brother.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services to celebrate Ralph's life will be 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27. A livestream of the service will be available at the following link: the https://vimeo.com/670779389 and https://vimeo.com/670222352 (Part 2) . Interment will follow at Burr Oak Cemetery in Athens. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.