Stillwater News Press


April 19, 2013

Edward “Ed” Floyd Hamilton

Edward “Ed” Floyd Hamilton, 82, of Stillwater passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord on April 17, 2013, in Claremore with his wife Carol by his side. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater.  Burial will take place later that afternoon in Keota. Public visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Ed was born on October 19, 1930, in Cartersville to Earl Floyd and Jennie Mae (Clawson) Hamilton. He attended schools in Cartersville and graduated from Keota High School in Keota. Following his graduation, Ed enrolled at Eastern Oklahoma State University before transferring to Oklahoma State University. He met his first wife, Winona, while attending college and soon after getting married he joined the National Guard. Ed was called to active duty and served in Germany before earning an Honorable Discharge for medical hardship.  After returning stateside, Ed welcomed the birth of his two children, Lori and Tim. He worked as a painter, a tile installer and a car and tire salesman. The family relocated to Arkansas and then Georgia where Ed worked installing television towers and running the stations.  

Ed returned to Oklahoma and settled for a short time in Cleveland where he was employed by Elgin Thomas.  He eventually returned to Stillwater where he owned and operated several successful companies including a guttering business and “The Cue” pool hall on the strip.  The success of “The Cue” was one of Ed Hamilton’s proudest accomplishments. Under his leadership, “The Cue” expanded and thrived, and served as a great way for Ed to encourage and mentor many teens on their road to adulthood, as well as many adults struggling with drug and alcohol dependence issues. During this time, Ed suffered a back injury that left him paralyzed in his lower extremities. He spent over six months in a rehab facility before fighting his way back to mobility and eventually opened a new “Cue” on Perkins Road.  In 2005, Ed married the love of his life, Carol Horvath.  Ed and Carol got to spend seven wonderful years together and those years were certainly the best years of both of their lives.

Ed was a kind and happy man who always had a joke, a story and a smile on his face. He loved life and took great joy in playing Santa Claus at different functions for many years. He collected coins and John Wayne memorabilia.  Ed’s life and personality led to him being used as a character in several western novels written by a family friend.  Ed was a generous friend, a loving husband and a patient and reliable father. His legacy of compassion will live on through the lives he impacted over the years at “The Cue” and the world was certainly a better place because of Ed Hamilton.  

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Beulah Hamilton and Wanda Jean Pucket. He is survived by his wife Carol, of the home, four children, Lori Fassnacht of Stillwater, Tim Hamilton and wife Melinda, of Stillwater,  Ken Horvath and wife Michelle, of Corona, Calif., and Rosalie Stallcup and husband David, of Mannford, eight grandchildren, Tiffany Hamilton, Dustin Hamilton, Gage Hamilton, Lynn Bradshaw, Dana Stallcup, Tyler Stallcup, Rachel Horvath and Sarah Horvath three great grandchildren, Baylor, Brice and Nolan and one more on the way. He is also survived by a special brother-in-law Pat Pucket and many wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home 5106 N. Washington.  Stillwater, 74075.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at or on Facebook at


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