Claude “Bud” Hamilton joined his wife, Priscilla, as he passed from this world and into the next on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Born on October 16, 1935, in Newton Falls, Ohio, Bud Hamilton was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. A stalwart member of the United Methodist Church, he regularly attended St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, FL. He loved golf, reading, and working in his workshop. He spent much of his time at Church, doing everything from participating in United Methodist Men’s breakfasts and retreats to helping with the Church’s various ministries. He enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was the head of the family and provided a sense of protection and security for everyone around him. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice Priscilla Hamilton, and is survived by his sister, Annabelle Church, his son, James Hamilton, his daughter, Sue Hutchinson and her husband Scott, her grandchildren, Matthew Hamilton and his wife Elizabeth, Steven Hutchinson, Sarah Hutchinson, Peter Hamilton and his wife Tessa, Emily Hutchinson, and his great grandchildren, Jordan, Landon, Isaac, and Garrett. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12 Noon at St. Luke's Methodist Church 4444-5th Ave. No., St. Petersburg, Florida. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and to the Alzheimer’s Association.