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Charles Henry Hamilton, Jr., age 68

Charles Henry Hamilton, Jr., of North Little Rock passed away on February 26, 2020. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Charles Henry and Martha (Lopez) Hamilton, Sr. 

Charlie graduated from Catholic High School for Boys in 1969. He retired from a long career with Orbit Valve which later became Cooper Cameron Valve Corporation, having traveled to countries spanning three continents in his many years with the company. His life was committed to the growth and development of his children. In retirement, as in the rest of his adult life, he was an avid reader. Charlie also found joy in collecting clever gadgets and playing video games with the children (young and old) in his life. He worked tirelessly to improve the well being of family, friends, and neighbors who all benefited from his generosity, industriousness and intellect. 

Charlie leaves behind his wife, Brenda Goodman of North Little Rock; his children Nathan Hamilton (Youn Ok Lee) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Matt Hamilton (Camille Freeman) of Staunton, Virginia, Jesse Lawley of North Little Rock and Charly Thorn of North Little Rock; grandchildren Amos Hamilton, Henry Hamilton, and Juniper Hamilton; siblings Patty Gustafson (Phil), Connie Allen (John), Guy Hamilton, Mike Hamilton (Julie), and Chris Hamilton (Pattie); many extended family and friends.

A memorial will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.




  • Carole(CJ) Hughson Posted February 28, 2020 3:55 PM

    So sad to hear of Charles passing

  • Mike and Betty Mashburn Posted February 28, 2020 7:51 PM

    We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda.

  • Garry Harris Posted February 29, 2020 7:46 AM

    Rest in peace my friend, my partner.

  • Linda Kersten Doolittle Posted February 29, 2020 2:16 PM

    I am so sorry Connie! I will keep your brother and his family in my prayers!

  • Shane McClary. Posted March 1, 2020 9:00 AM

    Charlie always had a smile on his face and was ready to help anyone at any time. He was definitely one of the truly good guys.

  • Lee Holt Posted March 1, 2020 11:14 AM

    Connie, Patty, Guy, and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Charlie. I haven’t seen him in many years, but always remember your sweet mother and family fondly from coming after school to play. Please know you are on my mind and in my prayers.

    • Patty Gustafson Posted March 3, 2020 12:23 AM

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Lee. I remember the days when you came to play😊 Mother loved to tell the story about the first time Charlie asked if Lee could come over to play and how surprised she was that you were a little girl😍
      Happy memories!

  • Carolyn & Roger Osborne Posted March 1, 2020 10:31 PM

    Connie, so sorry to hear of your brother passing my prayers are with you and your families

    • Connie Allen Posted March 3, 2020 11:34 AM

      Thank you Carolyn

  • Marsha McVey Posted March 2, 2020 11:36 AM

    Brenda, There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am. Charlie was truly the nicest man I have ever met and you two together were what I hope to find one day. Continued prayers for you and all the family. I love you, Marsha

  • Katherine Bariola Posted March 2, 2020 1:26 PM

    Mike, Guy and family – I am so sorry for your loss. I think back to years ago when we gathered at Mike and Julie’s house to throw darts and how much fun Charlie was to be around. He will be missed.
    My prayers go out to Charlie’s entire family, especially Nathan and Matthew.

  • Diana Howard Posted March 2, 2020 1:50 PM

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Charlie. We worked together for years at Orbit/Cameron. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Kellie Powell Posted March 2, 2020 1:51 PM

    I worked with Charlie for years at Orbit Valve. He was always one of my favorite people. He was so nice and always had a great smile on his face. I am so sorry for the loss.

  • Dee Tucker Posted March 2, 2020 2:21 PM

    Worked with Charlie at orbit. Remained friends with him after. Charlie was a crazy guy who loved to laugh and always have a good time. He always bragged about his two sons and how proud he was of them. We loved Charlie and will miss him. So sorry for your loss. May God be with you 🙏❣️💔💔

  • Freda Robbins Posted March 3, 2020 8:57 AM

    Charlie was such a sweetheart and always there to help anyone in need. A beautiful soul who will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers with be with the family during this sorrowful time.

  • Laura Woodyard Posted March 3, 2020 10:41 AM

    I met Mr. Charlie many years ago at specs. During these short sporadic encounters, I learned so much from this man. Charlie was one of the most kind, caring and loving gentlemen I’ve ever met. How big his heart was truly left a huge impression in my life and on my heart. He is the epiphany of what EVERY man on this earth should be like. I wish more people would folllw his lead. The love that he showed to Ms. Brenda is one like no other; Every woman needs a man like Mr. Charlie! The love that you both have for one another is something I only hope and wish to find. It makes my heart smile to know you had him, even if only for a short time. You 2 showed me the true definition of soul mates! Ms. Brenda, I know how hard this is and will continue to be for you and I will be praying for you and the rest of the family to get through difficult time. I love you!

  • Ivan Pettey Posted March 3, 2020 6:14 PM

    I worked with Charlie at Orbit and always enjoyed talking to him when our paths crossed. He will be very much missed.

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