Irvin Hamilton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Irvin Hamilton

April 18, 1943 - February 11, 2023

Irvin Hamilton, age 79, of Middletown, DE, transitioned on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Born in Bryant, Palm Beach County, FL on April 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Samuel & Mary Lou (Barnes) Hamilton. Irvin grew up in Miami, FL where he graduated in 1962 from Booker T. Washington High School.  On November 6, 2010 he was inducted into the Athlete Club Hall of Fame for his 3rd consecutive year of MVP and was memorialized in the school’s athletic hall. He was immediately drafted after high school where he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  On July 26, 1962, he received his PFC E3 rank as an expert Rifleman Battery A 1st Entry 35th Artillery USAR 7.  During that time, he also was a member in the All Army Basketball Team.  Later, he was stationed in Fort Hamilton, New York where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth McClean.  They were inseparable and got married in Paterson, NJ on July 15, 1967.   During his career, Irvin was a chemical production engineer at Lummus Global and was also the owner of Lucky 12’s Bar in Paterson, New Jersey.

In his spare time, Irvin enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, playing the lottery, fishing, and watching the Eagles.  He was a member of Christ Temple Baptist Church in Paterson, New Jersey.  Irvin was very social and will be loved and missed by many of his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Irvin was preceded in death by his son, Irvin Kishon Hamilton, Jr; sister, Mary McNeal; brothers, Sam Hamilton, Jr. (Mary) and Willie Lee Hamilton (Patrice); brother-in-law, Douglas Jones; mother-in-law, Sarah McClean; and sister-in-law, Beatrice “Doll” Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (McClean) Hamilton; sisters, Elease Jones and Susie Cole (Stephen); many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.


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7 Condolences for Irvin Hamilton

  • Deepest and sincere sympathy for Liz, her family, and sisters in-law.

  • As I reflect upon the many times talking,laughing ,going to football games and fishing with you Unc,I remember the Otis Redding song “ANOTHER DAY”. I really wish that we had another day together… My mentor,my brother, my friend. May God grant you a peaceful journey home. Aunt Liz will be fine,your time to rest has come.

  • My beautiful Auntie Liz I am so so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you all the strength you need – I love you dearly ❤️

  • Oooooh Uncle Irvin, Uncle Irvin!!!! Our last conversation may have been our best one. We talked about Azim & I visiting for the Christmas Holiday and your Eagles, Fishing, and we even talked about you making sure your loving Liz was taking care of. We laughed at how many times you’ve been chasing scratch offs for the BIG WIN. LoL You were an example of a great husband 5 decades what a blessing give Kishone & Doll a huge hug for us all ❤ rest in peace

  • My condolences go out to the Hamilton family and the rest of the family. We had a great time talking junk to one another about sports, especially about the Giants then u switch over to being a Philly fan. Cuz, I’m truly going to missed our conversations. I’m glad I was able to visit you while u was in the hospital. U will truly be missed. RIP “SOLIDER”!!! 🖤🖤

  • Dearest Mrs Liz,
    We are truly sorry for your loss. Mr Irvin was a wonderful husband, father, Brother & Friend. I will miss the many talks we use to have about everything, he will never be forgotten and we look forward to the time when we all will be together again. May the God of all comfort, comfort you and give you peace at this time.
    Tyrone & Candy Fields

  • Liz and family – Sending healing prayers and comfort during this difficult time. May your happy memories of Irvin bring you comfort and peace during this challenging time. Please know that God will never put more on us than we can handle.