Thomas Matthew “Matt” Hamilton

Thomas Matthew “Matt” Hamilton, 45, of Strasburg, Virginia went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Winchester Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Hayes and Pastor Donnie Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Bennett’s Chapel Cemetery in Warren County.

Matt was born on October 2, 1973, in Wise, Virginia, son of Donald R. Hamilton, Sr. and Jamel Salyer Hamilton of Clintwood. He worked for many years as a transport driver for Pilot Flying J and was a member of the Hope Free Will Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving with his parents are his loving and devoted wife of 24 years Dana Elliott Hamilton; one son Dustin Blake Hamilton and fiancé Kaitlyn Smith of Front Royal; one daughter Ashlyn Danielle Hamilton and companion Dylan Lake of Strasburg; two brothers Pastor Donnie Hamilton and wife Diane of Clintwood and Stevie Hamilton of Clintwood; two sisters Pam Quesenberry and husband Dwayne of Dublin, Virginia and Leah Frazier and husband Timothy of Gallatin, Tennessee; three grandchildren whom he adored Kylie Paige Hamilton, Levi Bailey, and Bentley Austin Lake; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lake, Allen King, Chuck Yost, George Kerns, Gary Sullivan, Josh Hamilton, Mitchell Stanley, Tyler Hamilton, and Jerry Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Cline, Mike Baker, Tim Frazier, Rob Ballentine, Chip Woodard, and Gerald Elliott.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church.

  15 comments for “Thomas Matthew “Matt” Hamilton

  1. Roger & Patty Wright
    April 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss and may Our Almighty God wrap each of you in His Precious Arms.

  2. Mildred Hale
    April 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you peace and comfort.

  3. Lucy Ratliff
    April 29, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    My heart is breaking for you all. My love to Jamel as she says goodbye to her baby. My love for Don and his Brothers and Sisters, his wife and children. May God Bless each one.

  4. April 29, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    We send our thoughts and prayers your way. God bless each and every family member or friend. Sending our condolences
    ,Maggie & Duane Willingham.

  5. Debra Landes
    April 29, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Dana , so sorry for your loss of your husband. Prayers to you and all of your family 💕.

    Debbie Landes

  6. Helen
    April 29, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    My brother inChrist and a very precious friend….I will say goodnight because we shall meet again in the morning…Will always love you my friend.

  7. Denese Osborne
    April 30, 2019 at 12:38 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. Prayers for all of your family.

  8. Kelly Duncan
    April 30, 2019 at 1:11 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God wrap his arm around you with comfort and love!

  9. AJ
    April 30, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away the pain of losing a loved one, especially when it was way too soon. But please know that God is with you during this difficult time… Your beloved Matt is in a deep sleep, in peace (1 Thessalonians 4:13,14).
    Please trust in God’s promise, that we will not be going through this forever; suffering, getting sick, and dying. There is a hope that God has promised us! Revelation 21:3,4

  10. Your great aunt Barnett ❤
    April 30, 2019 at 1:59 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family of matthew at this time of sadness my best memories of matt when he was a little boy he was the sweeeiest and cutiest little boy i ever seen i loved him so much but didnt get to see him grow up to be the wonderful man he was today god god Bless you in heaven i pray 🙏

  11. Teresa Sales
    April 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Praying for comfort for the whole family. Love you all so much.

  12. Kim Gardner
    April 30, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Dana I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved all the Facebook posts he put. He was so uplifting and loved the lord. My mom isn’t doing well so I cant be there , so please know you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers for peace. Love ya girl

  13. LJ
    April 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. When someone you love dies, you often find some measure of comfort in the memories you have. Something else that can bring comfort is the knowledge that you are not alone in your remembrance of them. John 5:28, 29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…” The term “memorial tombs” as used in this verse carries the implication of preserving the memory of the one who has died. In this context it suggests that the person who died is remembered by God. So overtime you may feel that you are the only one who remembers your loved one, but God has not forgotten then. His memory is not ravaged by time, and he will use his memory to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death. May this knowledge bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  14. John / Debbie
    May 1, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time☹️
    We so wish we could say something that would take the pain away ..
    Our heartfelt condolences to all the family

    John and Debbie Fleming
    Nashville, TN

  15. Amy Goodman
    May 3, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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