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Riley Franklin Hamilton

Born: 05/07/1934 Died: 05/13/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Riley Franklin Hamilton, 75, of Mangum passed away on May 13, 2009, at the Mangum Community Hospital. He was born on May 7, 1934, in Erick to Hafford Riley and Odessa Harkins Hamilton. He was a graduate of Plainview School and valedictorian of his senior class and was known as “Plainview Hotshot Hamilton” for his basketball skills. As an active member of his community, he was a member of the Farm Service Agency County Committee for 38 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Mangum. Some of his favorite things to do were bowling, traveling, especially to Red River, New Mexico, coin collecting, watching sports and playing dominoes. But spending time with family and friends was what brought joy to his life. On February 27, 1954, he married Nola Atwood and she preceded him in death on February 7, 1971. To this union, Beverly and Ronnie were born. On April 24, 1974, he married Kaye Wileman, in Mangum, where he lived until his death. Riley is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kay of Mangum; four children, Beverly Uecke of Burns Flat, Ronnie Hamilton and wife Cindy of Mustang, Kendal Young and husband Jeff of Yukon and Richelle Froage and husband Jason of Gage; six grandchildren, Janie Selman and husband Travis, Jason Uecke and wife Krystle, Shelby Hamilton, Madison Young, Jackson Young and Gunner Froage; three great-grandchildren, Jarrett Selman, Jaxon Selman and Tanner Uecke; six sisters, June Tramel and husband Darrell of Prescott, Arizona, Betty Nippert of Mangum, Jimmie Ruth Boyd ad husband Clyde of Cleburne, Texas, Thelma Pender and husband Buddy of Fort Worth, Texas, Nina Turner and husband Dan of Altus and Sherri Govett and husband Mark of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Wayne Hamilton and wife Norma of Mangum, Bob Hamilton and wife Barbara of Pauls Valley, and Arleigh Hamilton and wife Pat of Chandler, along with other relatives and friends.