History of the Restoration Movement

W. T. Hamilton


Photo From Preachers Of Today Vol. 1, 1951

W.T. Hamilton was born in Goree, Texas March 4, 1921. He was baptized by Burton Coffman in August, 1935, at the age of fourteen.

He was married to Carrie Nichols, the daughter of the highly respected and beloved throughout the brotherhood, Gus and Matilda Nichols, September 18,1945. They had two children, a daughter, Kathy, and a son, Nick, who preaches the gospel.

He attended North Texas State College and also Freed-Hardeman College.

He began preaching in Mesquite, Texas in 1940. He served the church in Bowie, Texas from 1943-1948; the Southside church in Frederick, Oklahoma from 1948-1950; the Commerce Street church in Gainesville, Texas form 1950-1953; the church in Lamesa, Texas from 1953-1964; then at Plainview, Texas from 1964-1969. He preached in gospel meetings in nine different states, appearing on at least six different college lectureships around the country.

He was involved in radio work on WPAD in Paducah, Kentucky. He also served on a daily broadcast on KTAT in Frederick, Oklahoma. While in Gainesville he had a daily radio program on KGAF radio station.

He was also a writer. He produced a book entitled, Show Us The Father, Nichols Brothers Publishing, 1964. He also wrote Yet Trouble Came, also through Nichols Brothers Publishing in 1969. He also contributed articles to The Way Of Life, and Power For Today.

W.T. had a wonderful career in the ministry, touching the lives of individuals through preaching, writing and radio. He passed from this life on May 4, 1986, and is buried in the beautiful Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

-Sources: Gleanings From Preachers Of Today Vol.1, 1951, page 147; Vol. 3 Page 174

W. T. Hamilton 1921-1986

When Elijah was translated, Elisha exclaimed: "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof!" On May 14, the chariot of the Lord swung low and the spirit of W. T. Hamilton was transported into the Paradise of God, where he now sits with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Peter, John, James, and Paul, basking in the sunlight of God's eternal smiles. Another jewel of splendor rare has been added to the glittering hosts of heaven. The church could ill afford to lose such a stalwart soldier of the Cross.

Brother Hamilton was born March 4, 1921 at Goree, Texas, and reared at Bowie. September 18, 1945, he was married to Carrie Nichols, youngest daughter of the late and beloved Gus Nichols and Mrs. Matilda Nichols. To this union were born two children, Kathy (Mrs. Ronald Scott) of Temple, Texas, and Nick, who preaches for Pleasant Valley church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Besides these three he is survived by one brother, Lewis Hamilton, of Richadson, Texas and five grandchildren.

Brother Hamilton began preaching at Mesquite, Texas in 1940. He attended North Texas State University and later graduated from Freed-Hardeman College, 1943, and for five years thereafter preached for his home church at Bowie, Texas. He also served at Frederick, Oklahoma (1948-1950); Gainesville, Texas (1950-1953); Lamesa, Texas (1953-1964); Plainview, Texas (1964- 1969); Waxahachie, Texas (1969- 1978); and Clear Lake City (Houston), Texas (1978-1986). He enjoyed a highly successful work at every place, and the churches where he labored were always made stronger.

Brother Hamilton was one of the noblest characters one could know. He was a genteel Christian in every sense of the word. His life was characterized by the traits our Lord expressed in the Beatitudes: Humble, pure in heart, meek, righteous, to which many other traits found in the Bible could be added. He was a diligent student of God's word, excellent preacher, able expositor, loyal, energetic, a lover of the Lord and good men. He lectured on six college campuses, held meetings in thirteen states, and was in demand for other special occasions.

W. T. was a gifted writer and his articles appeared in a number of brotherhood publications. He produced three excellent books, "Show Us The Father," containing fifty-two expository sermons on the book of John. "Glory In The Church" is an excellent book of outlines on the church at Ephesus and the book of Ephesians. Another, "Yet Trouble Came," is a devotional treatment of the book of Job, and has sold several editions. In the hands of the printer is his latest book, "Why Is This Happening To Me?" which one brother-in-law classed as his best. This was written after he learned he had cancer. All of these books should continue to be published to bless generations to come.

Brother Hamilton preached Sunday morning, May 4, but was unable to return that night. He had announced his resignation effective June 1, at which time he and Carrie planned to move back to Waxahachie. He was hospitalized next day where he remained until death nine days later.

Funeral services were conducted at Clear Lake City church by Jimmy Wood, of Dallas. At a memorial service at Waxahachie five of his brothers-in-law and his son, Nick spoke. Burial was in the Restland Cemetery at Dallas. "Servant of God, well done; Thy glorious warfare is past; The battle is fought, the race is run; And thou art crowned at last."

Roy J. Hearn 4035 Barron Memphis, TN

-Firm Foundation, August 26, 1986, p.27,28

From Preachers Of Today Vol. III, 1964

Directions To Restland Cemetery

The Restland Cemetery is located at 9220 Restland Rd. Dallas, TX, 75243. Phone (972-238-8311). The cemetery is located just north of Dallas, NE of the junction of State Hwy. 75 and the I-635 Loop. Go north of I-635 on Hwy.75 and take Exit 22, Centennial Blvd. and turn right. Turn right on S. Greenville Ave. (Hwy.5) and head back south toward Dallas. You will see the cemetery on the right. Don't turn in until you get to Restland Rd. and turn right. Go into the main entrance.

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GPS Coordinates
N32° 55.869' x WO 96° 44.366'
Garden Of The Trinity
Lot No. 72a Space 4

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