Richard E. Hamilton, 66, of Kountze, died Tuesday, Feb. 17. He was born Nov. 7, 1948, to Christine Fry Hamilton and Kenneth E. Hamilton, in Beaumont. Richard was a United States Marine Corps veteran having serviced in Vietnam.

Survivors include his son, Ryan Hamilton of Beaumont; brother, Kenneth Hamilton and his wife, Sandra, of Orange; Harold Hamilton and his wife, Jenny, of Lumberton and Roger Hamilton and his wife, Ronnie; sister, Kathy Williams and her husband, Bob and brother, David Hamilton and his wife, Susie, all of Beaumont and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Patricia Jo.

A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family graveside service will be held at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Beaumont.