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W. Hugh “Pee-Wee” Hamilton 89

W. Hugh “Pee-Wee” Hamilton 89

W. Hugh “Pee-Wee” Hamilton 89, passed away September 1, 2017 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola Hamilton; brother, J.B. and wife Helen; first wife, Roma Orr Hamilton along with several aunts and uncles.
Hugh was a native of Andrews, NC. He graduated from Western Carolina University and received his Master’s Degree from George Peabody College, Nashville TN. While at Western, he was Catamounts leading scorer and rusher. In 1948 he became an all North State Conference selection and added All-State honors in 1949 for Western Carolina’s first ever conference football champions. He was a former Athletic Director/football coach in Andrews. While there the Andrews Wildcats were State Regional Champions in 1964, 1966 and 1967. He left Andrews in 1968 and became head football coach at Asheville High. In 1972 he came to East Henderson High in Hendersonville. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Western Carolina, Andrews High and East Henderson High. The football stadium in Andrews is named in his honor. He was a Navy Veteran serving on the submarine Sea Robin.
He is survived by wife, Mildred Arrowood Brooks; son Bill Hamilton of Hendersonville; daughter, Terry and husband Terry Paige of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Dustin and Nicole Paige, Jessica Hamilton; one great grandchild, Ryland Hunnicutt; stepchildren, Mike Brooks and wife Florence, Sherry Brooks, Sheila Reid and husband Bernard; step-grandchildren, Mathew Blythe, Steven Brooks, Michell Wally, Stephanie Brooks, Keshia Reid and five great-stepchildren.
Services will be held 2pm at Mud Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Mr. Hamilton’s body will lie in state in the Worship Center while the family receives friends from 12pm-1:45 in the hospitality room.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.