GRANBURY — William Arthur Hamilton passed away in Granbury, Texas on April 29, 2015. He was 84 years old.
Memorial services: 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Historic Crow Farm in Star City, AR.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donation to the Alzheimers Association or Wounded Warriers Foundation.
Art was born in Palmyra, AR on March 6, 1931 to Archie and Velma Hamilton. In his younger years, Art was a star athlete excelling in football, baseball, basketball, and track. Art served in the Army and was stationed in Korea and played for a championship football team while overseas.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Art began his career at Texaco as a Lease and Contract Analyst and later became Chief Landman in the South. In 1973 Art became Vice President of Land for Bass Enterprise Production Company and was instrumental in maximizing the company’s potential in exploration and production by integrating its land, geology, geophysical ,engineering and field operations. In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, he was listed in the 1993/1994 Who’s Who Registry of Global Business Leaders. He retired from Bass in 1995. On April 10, 2003 Art was awarded Senate Resolution No. 593 by the The Senate of The State of Texas which is legislative recognition of his lifetime leadership in the Oil and Gas Industry.
In 1957, Art married his hometown sweetheart Patricia Crow in Lafayette, LA. They were married 23 years and had three daughters. Art is survived by his three daughters, Holly Stephens of Fort Worth, Mary Kaye Washo of Aledo, and Patricia Gabrielsen of Oslo, Norway and seven grandchildren, Brooke Stephens Worsham, Madison Stephens, Hamilton and Wyatt Washo, Kristina, Leif and Lillian Gabrielsen. Art’s athletic legacy has been passed down through the generatons. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, and various clubs and organizations in Fort Worth. He was also an avid supporter of TCU Football and the Dallas Cowboys.
All friends and family are invited to the Memorial Service.