Robert (Bob) Charles Hamilton passed away on September 26, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born October 12,1938 In Chandler, AZ to parents James and Ruth Hamilton. Two sisters, Jimmy Ruth Scremin (John), Jana Pace (Alvin) and two brothers John D. (Judy), Merlin (Tug) (Sherrie) completed the family. Bob married Linda Salmon on March 5, 1966. They had two children, daughter Tricia Sarchett (Chip) and son Todd (Kristin) as well as grandson Steven Hamilton (Jenna), great grandson SJ and grandson Hayden Sheridan; all were the light of his life. Bob had many passions in his lifetime. He was a FFA Star Farmer; President Chandler 4-H Club; a high school varsity football team member; Student Body President-Chandler High; farmer; raised and showed beef cattle; roped with his father and brothers; rode bulls in rodeos; crop duster; real estate developer; builder of custom homes and numerous horse facilities in AZ and Oklahoma; President AZQHA, President AZ Quarter Racing Assoc., AQHA judge, inducted into Arizona Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, involved in all facets of horse industry: breeding, raising and showing of American Quarter Horses; member Ranchero Vistadores; loved going to Ft. McDowell; watching anything his family was involved with: school events, horse shows, soccer, basketball, football to taking kids fishing and to NASCAR races. Bob created beautiful horse facilities with a meticulous eye for detail. That same keen eye was able to pick out horses for his wife and children to show. Bob’s legacy of his beautiful horse facilities and custom homes will long stand as a testament to his creativity and knowledge. And the rewards of winning at the Congress, World Show, NRHA events and on the racetrack were wonderful for Bob but what he valued most were the friendships and memories that came from doing what he loved. And doing it his way.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 17 at 1:00 at Messenger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale with a Celebration of Bob to follow at Grayhawk Country Club, 8623 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.