Billie Lee Hamilton
October 21, 1935  -  December 13, 2018

Billie Lee Hamilton

No services are scheduled for for Billie Lee "B.L. or Bucky" Hamilton, Sr. of Artesia, New Mexico. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Mr. Hamilton, 83, died December 13, 2018 at Artesia, NM.

Billie was born October 21, 1935 in Walnut Ridge Arkansas to Robert Hamilton and Bertha Wilson Hamilton.

Billie came to Artesia in the early 1950's from Arkansas. He was married to Shirley Ann White in 1956 in Juarez, Mexico. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2014.

He worked in the oil field for many years holding many positions from derrick hand to driller for WEK. he enjoyed gardening, spending time outdoors, playing guitar, singing, Dallas Cowboy games and loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bobby Hamilton and O.D. Henly, and a sister Nina Starr.

Survivors include his daughters Teresa Smith and Lisa Ostiguy; sons Billy Hamilton and John Hamilton; sisters Florine Coburn and Mae Dean Rossiter; grandchildren Michael Vowell, Matthew Vowell, Courtney DeLong, William Jefferson Lee Hamilton and Cassidy Ostiguy; great-grandchildren Jaydrian Perez and Jonathon Molina.

A special thank you to Encompass Home Health Care, Mike, Yvonne, Jana, and his favorite nurse Debra.


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  1. Donnie Hampton
    Conroe,, TX

    Buck we had some good times back in the 50 s . You will have better times now. Have a great journey

  2. Patricia Phelps
    Farwell, TX

    Your Took will miss you my Dear Uncle Buck as I always called you by. A Great man, A Good Christian man etc God has another precious Angel. Will miss you but you will always be here in my Heart.

  3. Terri Hamilton
    Artesia, NM

    A very good man....singing with the angels now!

  4. Marie Birch
    Artesia, NM

    He will be greatly missed . He and Shirley were good friends since the about 1960. Many times during the years he would call and tell me to come out and get vegetables. He and Shirley always made me feel so comfortable in their home. And I was also glad to have them attend church with me for several years before Shirley got sick and not able to come. We have prayed for him during all this illness and even though I will miss him, I am glad he is not longer in pain. My love to the family.

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