Gene L. Hamilton
Gene L. Hamilton
  • June 17, 1946 - October 22, 2017
  • Duluth, Georgia

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Gene Lee Hamilton, age 71, of Duluth, passed away on Oct 22, 2017. Gene was born on June 17, 1946 in Indianola, Iowa. He graduated in 1965 from George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He moved his family to Atlanta in 1969.

There, he started his career in the automobile industry; first in sales then later opened Sports and Imports Inc. a used car and wholesale vehicle business until the late 80's. Shortly thereafter he founded his first collision repair facility, Sports and Imports Collision which is to this day, Industry renowned. Throughout his time in the collision repair industry, Gene led the charge in shaping the face of collision repair. He also served in many leadership positions, Boards and Committees. Gene didn't just enjoy working in his business but thrived upon it. With all his involvements and activities, his most cherished time was spent with his daughters, grandchildren and friends both new and old.

Giving back was no stranger to Gene as he was actively involved and participated in several charities. Including, but not exclusive to; the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the Ronald McDonald House which is an on-going benefactor through his family's support.

Preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Hamilton and granddaughter Morgan M. Popejoy. Survivors include his mother, Norma Hamilton, daughters Michelle Coombs and Jeanette Hamilton, sons in law Bobby Coombs and Andrew Langmaid, grandsons Joshua Harvey and Jacob Coombs, and great grandchildren Taylor Harvey and Riley Popejoy.

A Memorial Service, followed by a Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM. at Ashton Gardens located at 260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Sugar Hill, GA 30518

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to either Alzheimer's Association at or The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House at