March 20, 1933 – July 6, 2017

Fuquay-Varina - Ezra “Ham” Leonard Hamilton, 84, died Thursday, July 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends between 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Una Lou Hamilton; brother, Ed Hamilton; two sisters, Joann Dyson and Betty Bennett.

Mr. Hamilton served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne division during the Korean conflict. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, and he will be missed greatly.

Ezra is survived by his son, Leonard Hamilton and wife, Barbara of Fuquay-Varina; two grandchildren, Jenny Holland and husband, Jamie of Holly Springs, and Amanda Schwing and husband, Bernie of Apex; three great-grandchildren, Graham Schwing, Grayson Schwing, and Avery Holland.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Explorer Post 722, 301 S Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.