Sherman was the second child born to Lenon “Jack” and Tenola Thomas Hamilton on May 26, 1942. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tonya Hamilton of Denver, CO, both parents and three sisters, Letha Gatson, Hazel Robertson and Cynthia Hamilton.
He leaves to cherish his memories, daughter, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton (Hodari Toure) of Oakland, CA; sons; Rodney Hamilton Utley (Kristen Courtney) of Tucson, AZ, and Raymond Webster Hamilton of Denver, CO; granddaughters, Hannah Honor (Dannie Ransom) of Chicago, IL, and Kimani Honor of Denver, CO; five brothers; Douglas Hamilton (Maudie) of Lufkin, TX, Ottis Hamilton (Dholly) of Washington, DC, Frank Hamilton (Flo) of Port Arthur, TX, Donald Hamilton (Leti) of Hemphill, TX and Denman Hamilton of Ashburn, VA. He also leaves a faithful and loyal friend, Elsa Ramirez-Romero of Denver, CO, a close cousin, Marjorie Rhodes of Denver, CO and many other family members and friends from Colorado to Texas.
Sherman grew up in Hemphill, TX and in 1960 graduated from Thomas Johnson High School. After high school he attended Jarvis Christian College (HBCU) in Hawkins, TX. Mr. Hamilton left Jarvis Christian College and joined the United States Army where he was elevated to a Military Police serving in Germany. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Sherman came back to Texas where he met and married Carolyn Nash. Afterwards, Sherman left his family in Texas and moved to Denver, CO. He always had a knack for disappearing (LOL).
In Denver, Mr. Hamilton went back to college and graduated from Metropolitan State University. He became a news anchorman for a local Denver Television station. Sherman later started his marketing company (Hamilton-Tilton, which later became Hamilton -Sweeney) and through his relentless business savvy he became one of the top ten marketing firms in the state of Colorado. Mr. Hamilton finished his illustrious business career with Virtegic Group, Inc.
Sherman later married Joni Honor, a friend and colleague. He spent a short time in Washington, DC before moving back to Denver reestablishing his business ventures. He remained business-minded until his health declined. Mr. Hamilton had a love for all types of music from Old School Soul, to Jazz, R & B, and a little country. His musical skills included blowing the trumpet and playing the guitar.
Sherman’s legacy will be his business savvy, zeal to be successful, intriguingly intelligence, unique personality and ability to genuinely love and impact the lives of children with varying challenges. He is and will always be loved and missed by his family, friends, colleagues and those who loved him.
Mr. Hamilton will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in a private ceremony for his family.
"And I think to myself- what a wonderful world."