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Albert 'Al' Garland Hamilton


Albert "Al" Garland Hamilton passed away Thursday, May 8, in Boerne. He was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to AG and Minnie Lee Hamilton.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Texas Law School, Al served honorably with the United States Navy during World War II.
His long and storied professional career included serving as a certified public accountant, attorney at law, oilman, industrialist, banker and rancher. Al also served as CEO, advisor and board member to numerous companies and charitable organizations.
While living on a ranch in Bandera, Al was active in the Bandera United Methodist Church.
He was also an accomplished tennis player, pilot, woodworker and storyteller. Al will be remembered not only as a wonderful husband and father, but also as a strong and innovative businessman and professional.
Al is survived by his wife, Sandra Martin Hamilton, of Boerne; daughters, Lisa Hamilton Youngdahl of Wayzata, Minnesota, and Lucy Lee Hamilton of Midland; son Stephen Lee Hamilton of Denver, Colorado; stepson Michael Allison of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father, Arthur Garland Hamilton; mother Minnie Lee Hamilton; sister, Martha Frances (Ham) Embree; and brothers, Jack Spencer Hamilton and William Calvin Hamilton.
The funeral was held Monday, May 12, at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Boerne Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John Lutheran Church of Boerne Building Fund, PO Box 1081, Boerne 78006; to Young Life Boerne-Texas Office, PO Box 1194, Boerne 78006; or to a charity of choice.
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