J. Steven Hamilton, 56, left us to be with his Lord and Savior, on June 15th 2021. Steve was born on April 16th, 1965, in Fairmont to Roger L. Hamilton and Sharon K. Smith Hamilton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, W. Scott Hamilton of Rock Hill, SC, Scott’s fiancee Lori Hall of Concord, NC, nieces Emily R. Hamilton and Victoria M. Hamilton of Rock Hill, SC, his aunt, Judy Smith of Spelter, WV, cousins Pat and Kelly Mascioli of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Don and Tammie Crites of Fairmont, Debbie Parks and Tony Columbo of Clarksburg, Brenda and Bruce Truscott of Easton, PA, Jonell and Ron Rabb of Beaver Falls, PA, Melissa and Doug Rabb of New Brighton, PA, and special friends Dwayne Emerick, Shane Hewitt, and Wade and Sarita Robinson.
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Steve graduated from Liberty High School in 1983. He was an honor student, participated in marching band, pep band, and concert band, as well as a participating member of the Thespians. In 1987 he graduated from Fairmont State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He recently received a degree in Christian Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
At the age of 16, Steve was initiated into the Order of the De Molay, Clarksburg Chapter. He served in all chairs of the local chapter. He proceeded through the state chairs and became State Master Counselor. He later became Chapter Dad in Clarksburg.
Steve moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. His employment included a business representative for AFL-CIO and other unions as an organizer. Upon his return to Clarksburg, he worked for AFGE local #2384 at the Louis Johnson VA Hospital. His latest employment was at Pricecutter in Shinnston. His most recent bucket list achievement was representing the Mountain Party as a Candidate for the House of Delegates in 2020.
Steve was very dedicated to Celebrate Recovery. He served as a group leader and sponsor at Clarksburg Baptist Church and First United Methodist Shinnston. He made many friends at Salem Horizons CR, and Bridgeport United Methodist CR.
He proved his love and dedication to the less fortunate by preparing and delivering to the Clarksburg Mission Men’s dorm a special Sunday dinner once a month. He also assisted in serving hot soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and telling of God’s love in the Clarksburg Baptist Church parking lot twice a month. Steve was also devoted to stopping human trafficking.
Steve loved to attend worship services and visited many churches. Through this he made friends at every church he attended, but his favorite church for worship services and fellowship was Rushing Wind Bikers for Christ Church in Spelter.
Steve chose to be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Rushing Wind Bikers for Christ Church, Spelter Road, in Spelter. Memorial donations may be made to: CBC, 501 W. Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 with “CR Steve Hamilton” in the memo space. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hamilton family.