NORMAN — Matthew David Hamilton, 23, of Newcastle, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Springer, N.M., from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Tecumseh Road in Norman.
Matt was born Jan. 20, 1990, in Oklahoma City. He and his family have lived in Newcastle for many years. Matt graduated from Newcastle High School in 2009. He graduated from Northern Oklahoma College in 2011. He was currently in the PTA Program at Oklahoma City Community College, graduating in May 2014.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, John Wehling; grandfather, Ernie Hamilton; and cousin, Ryan Stroud.
He is survived by his mother and father, Michelle and Rick Hamilton of Newcastle; his brother, Tyler Hamilton and girlfriend Crystle Briscoe of Oklahoma City; his brother, Nicholas Hamilton of the home; his sister, Sara Hamilton of the home; his grandmother, Marilyn Wehling of Oklahoma City; his grandmother, Doris Hamilton of Tryon; his girlfriend, Lindsey Flatt of Tahlequah; cherished friend, Ryan Raberding; and aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of additional family and friends.
Matt was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a kind-hearted, loving friend to all who knew him. Family was Matt’s greatest love. He also loved the outdoors and was an avid snow skier, wakeboarder and motorcycle rider. Family and friends alike will tell you that if you received a hug from Matt, it would leave you with a life-long impression of his caring nature.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Knights of Columbus Chapter 12108, 3939 W. Tecumseh Road, Norman, OK 73072 or the charity of your choice.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
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