Gary Hamilton

Gary Hamilton

May 13, 1952~December 05, 2023

Gary Hamilton, age 71, of Crestview, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, at his home. Gary was born on May 13, 1952 in Niceville, Florida to Ottis K and Ruby Lee Hamilton. Gary was raised in Niceville. After graduation, he left to work for Vitro in Guantanamo Bay Cuba where he met his wife Sandi Prejean of 51 years. Gary came back to home in Niceville and worked for Okaloosa Gas for 35 years. After he retired, he started his own business, Hamilton’s Heating and Cooling.

He was loved by everyone and lived life to the fullest. Nothing was better than cooking a bunch of  Fried Mullet and hush puppies. We just know he will be cooking up a storm in heaven.

Gary leaves behind his wife of 51 years Sandi Hamilton and his two girls, Michelle Hamilton and Kara Hamilton. He has 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00PM, Thursday, December 14 from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Mr Glenn Howze speaking.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

You can share memories and offer condolences at

Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.

Celebration of Life

Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • December 14, 2023
  • 3:00PM
  • Email Details
  • 480 E James Lee Blvd, Crestview, FL, USA
    Crestview, Fl 32539-2829


Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • December 14, 2023
  • 2:00PM -3:00PM
  • Email Details
  • 480 E James Lee Blvd, Crestview, FL, USA
    Crestview, Fl 32539-2829


Sherry and Alan Hook

December 9, 2023, 11:41 pm

RIP Gary, you will be missed more than you may have known. Prayers for the family and loved ones. Party on my friend.

Marsha Ankeney

December 10, 2023, 2:06 am

My dearest friend, Gary was such a kind and gentle soul, and I loved him like a brother. You were so blessed to have 51 years with your soulmate. May God give you and the family comfort. We love you-
Marsha and Larry

Debbie Hamilton

December 10, 2023, 2:22 am

Iam lost for words,Family,Friend and loved one!You will be missed dearly! Gone and will always remember you!Always Debbie Hamilton and Family!

J & E Courtney

December 10, 2023, 3:16 am

We send our condolences. Prayers of comfort and peace for family.
Johnie & Elaine Courtney

Roslyn Terrell

December 10, 2023, 3:38 am

Gary it was a privilege to work at OGD with you… your words of wisdom were always inspiring.. Heaven has gained a wonderful man
Praying for your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻

William Harkins

December 10, 2023, 4:14 am

Billy Harkins December 9 2023 10:00pm Gary Hamilton you taught me so much the many years We worked together So many youngsters including myself never new the work ethic of Can to can’t you sure tought me what the meaning of that really ment we were working partners as friends the meaning of a dallor was in our daily work you taught me to never be in a hurry to spend your money that statement has stuck with me for 35 years Gary Hamilton rest in peace until we meet again Billy

Joshua Smith

December 10, 2023, 8:01 am

From the Smith family. You were a friend to the end. You brought the light when times were dark. You also brought the life out of every situation. Your laugh and your questioning to Jawbone about “is this right, or what you think” will be forever missed. It will never be the same during hunting season. Hopefully you and Leonard are looking over us all and guiding us in the right direction.

Keith Powell

December 10, 2023, 9:11 am

I love you Hambone! Thanks for being my friend. Heaven gained another smile 😊 and we lost another one. Praying for your family and friends!

Sam Patterson

December 10, 2023, 3:09 pm

Absolutely one of the finest men I have had the pleasure of calling my friend.

Jane & Alan Titus

December 10, 2023, 5:14 pm

One of the sweetest and kindest persons we have ever known. You will be missed by all. Our GTMO get togethers will never be the same. RIP my friend.

Fran DeCray

December 10, 2023, 6:22 pm

Dear Sandi, Michelle, Kara and Family.

My heart weeps for you!
I am so sorry for your loss.

For 51 years I have known you and Gary and have so many wonderful memories of both of you and am thankful that God crossed our paths so long ago.

It’s so hard to fathom that Gary is with us in spirit only now. Your lovely husband, father, granddad, has entered the Lord’s presence and is at peace. He has seen the face of Jesus. Rejoice!

Gary “hambone” was a kind soul with a wonderful sense of humor and a giving nature. Everyone who knew him loved him. I know I sure did as well as Bill who thought of him as a brother from another mother.
I loved his southern drawl and hearing him call you and the women in his life, including me “darlin”.
I sure am gonna miss him.

Sandi, Our Lord has you and your family in the palm of his hand and knows of your immense heartbreak. Lean on Him, trust in Him with your whole heart. The Lord will help you.

May God grant you his peace and mercy as you go forward.

You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you.

All our love. ❤
Fran & Bill

Brad and Sue Hinckley

December 10, 2023, 8:57 pm

We were fortunate to spend a month with Gary and Sandi in the mountains two months ago. Loved hearing his big loud “Good Morning!” in his southern drawl at 6:30 before anyone else was awake.😂He got to see the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and two of Utah’s most beautiful national parks. But his happiest moment was watching the elk walk through our campsite! He never smiled so big. We will miss him so much.

Patty & Ron Flinkerbusch

December 10, 2023, 9:29 pm

Our condolences to you Sandi and the family. Prayers for you and the family. Just know that he will live in your heart forever.

Virginia Keeling

December 10, 2023, 10:01 pm

Rest in peace my dear cousin. I loved you and the ones that have gone on before . I know you were greeted by your family with out streched arms. You were loved by all who knew you. RIP Gary, My prayers go out to your family.
Virginia Keeling

Phyllis Williams

December 12, 2023, 1:22 am

Our condolence to Sandi,Michelle and Kara. I’m so sorry for your loss. Just remember Gary is always with you. RIP Gary.
John and Phyllis Williams

Holly Booe

December 12, 2023, 4:15 am

My friend, Gary. You will be missed. It was an honor to know you and call you my friend. I sure am going to miss that smile of yours.
We ask you Lord to take the Hamilton family in your precious arms and give them comfort and peace in this time of need. Reassure them all is going to be ok. Let your love shine down upon them. I ask this in Your name. Amen

Owen Strickland

December 12, 2023, 4:54 am

I had the pleasure of hunting with Gary for several years he was a very good man. I will miss him very much.

Mike & Pat Rocha

December 12, 2023, 2:49 pm

Rest in peace Gary.
Mike & Pat Rocha

Dennis Early

December 13, 2023, 12:42 am

RIP Gary you will be missed

Lisa A Norton

December 14, 2023, 12:36 pm

I am still in shock a week later and I awoke this morning thinking of Gary and his warm smile and infectious laugh and sense of humor. I shall miss the many memories we shared over the past 30+ years! Gary was always willing to help anyone at anytime…no matter what! Such a dear friend! I hate that I will miss his service today but I will be there in spirit and shall cherish our memories together. Sending lots of love to Sandi and family!

Kenny & Rhonda Cain

December 14, 2023, 8:00 pm

Sending our Condolences & Love. Gary was the greatest man to work with and have your family as friends throughout the years. Sandy & family our prayers, thoughts and love go out to you all. Praying for God’s peace and great memories thought out life and in this time of sorrow.🙏🙏🙏❤️

Joe and Esther Phelps

December 14, 2023, 8:07 pm

Joe and I will miss all those “after party” gatherings around the table. You will be missed but it was a great pleasure knowing you for sure.

LaDonna Medley

December 15, 2023, 2:46 pm

I was shocked to read this. My prayers are with you, Sandi, and the girls. Wish I was in town to see you and the family.
Love you all,
LaDonna Medley

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