George Adams Hamilton, a native of Shreveport, died March 15, 2021. He was born August 30, 1939. He graduated from Byrd High School and Centenary College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1962. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Tulane Law School in 1965.
Upon graduation, George joined Caddo Abstract and Title Company, which was later merged into United Title company of Louisiana, Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations. He served as President of the Louisiana Land Title Association in 1985 and 1986. He was chosen by the Shreveport Legal Secretaries’ Association in 1977, Boss of the Year.
George was a member of many civic organizations. He was selected as first runner-up to the Outstanding Young Men of Shreveport in 1970, an award given for Good Government which helped steer Shreveport to its present form of government. He was elected to the Caddo Parish Police Jury, now the Parish Commission, in 1972, where he served a four-year term. While serving on the Commission, he acted as Chairman of the Industry and Development Committee. He was a past director of the Shreveport Young Lawyers Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Volunteers of America. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association, a member of the Shreveport Rotary Club and Lions Club, and served as a Government Appeal Agent, appointed by the President of the United States. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army Boys Clubs of America. In honor of his many civic activities, Mayor George Dement, Mayor of the City of Bossier, proclaimed December 6, 1995, “George Hamilton Day” in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was also a member of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Bossier Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport-Bossier Home Builders Association, the Shreveport-Bossier Mortgage Bankers Association, and was an affiliate member of the Shreveport-Bossier Board of Realtors. He served a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Red River Valley Association. George was awarded recognition by the Louisiana State Bar Association for 50 years of legal service and practice in good standing. After retirement, he did volunteer work at Providence House and served on the Port Commission.
George was a lifelong member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, where he served as class president of his Sunday School and superintendent of the 12 to 14-year-old department.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Byrd and Clara Hamilton. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Carolyn Vaughn Hamilton, his two sons and their wives, George Adams Hamilton, Jr. (Adam) and Dawn, and Jonathan Vaughn Hamilton and Melissa. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Colby Vaughn Hamilton, Shelby Corley Hamilton and Emerson Grace Hamilton.
Honorary Pallbearers will be George Beeson, Dr. Edwin Byrd, Dr. Richard Drummond, Dr. Dean Griffen, Ted Hunter, Bill Johnson, Dr. Mac Lattier, Litt Martin, Lou Martinelli, Dr. Keith Mason, Lance Mosley and Carter Rogers.
A special thanks to Dr. Randy Del Mundo for his wonderful and personal care for George and the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Broadmoor Baptist Church, 4110 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105 or your charity of choice.
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