Allan Hamilton, 56, of North Little Rock passed away March 1, 2021. He was born May 15, 1964 in Lebanon, Indiana to William and Jo Ann Hancock. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Allison Bates Hamilton; four children: Forest, Bryson, Lamya and MiaíKota Hamilton; father. William Hancock; brothers: Brad (Emma) Hamilton, and John (Lori) Hamilton; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Alan was preceded in death by his mothers, Jo Ann Hancock Hamilton.
Right out of high school he worked in the grocery store industry. After marriage, Allan, his wife and family owned and operated Grandpaís Catfish Restaurant in Ada, Oklahoma for many successful years. Here they met many wonderful customers and friends whom they cherish.
Allan had a good-hearted zest for life and enjoyed most anything that had a potential for fun. He enjoyed woodworking, remodeling and selling homes and discovering new tools for his collection. He loved to play Skip Bo, Rook, horseshoes or any other game that would be a fun time.
Allan always loved, respected and honored his mom and dad. He was thankful for the upbringing he had. They taught him the value of hard work, being honest and loving Jesus. He also had a loving and respectful relationship with his brothers, Brad and John. There was never a dull moment when they were all together. They loved to laugh, kid around and joke with each other. He loved them very much. Allan also shared a special bond with his nieces and nephews. He always knew how to make each one feel special.
Allan loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband and father. It brought him so much joy to make his family happy. Allan and Allison adopted four wonderful children that they love and cherish as their own. Allan loved to take his family camping, fishing, and biking. He had an amazing compassion for the less fortunate which led to he and Allison fostering manty children over the years.
Above all these, Allan had a love for Jesus. He received the gift of the Holy Ghost at age 15. It has kept him through the good and bad, through every trial and every joyous moment.
Allan was a true gentlemen with a heart of gold. He was caring and compassionate, willing to give the shirt off of his back. Allanís love for God, family and country will never fade, and will live on in our hearts forever.
Funeral service will be held at First Pentecostal Church, North Little Rock where Allan was a member, at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Oklahoma at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada