David Carter Hamilton

David Carter Hamilton, 66 of Frankfort, died January 6, 2023 unexpectedly.  He was born June 18, 1956 in Akron, OH, to George & Lois (Saum) Hamilton.

Dave was a 1974 graduate of Snider High School and attended both Indiana University and Purdue University.  He moved to Frankfort in 1977, to his family’s farm now known as Bittersweet Nursery. His marriage was to Debbie Cooper and together they ran and operated Bittersweet Nursery for the last 30 years.  Dave, as many of you know, never knew a stranger, was always smiling, always happy to see you and share a story.  He provided more than a service to our community, he employed many teenagers, taught them not only to just plant trees, but how to work hard, be proud of your accomplishments and be a positive influence to our community and future.

Dave was a proud Eagle Scout and loved fishing.  He was a Master Angler and caught Michigan’s largest King Salmon in 1998. He also loved music, landscaping our community, I.U. Basketball and above all else he loved his family.

Dave’s legacy will always live on in our community through all the trees, shrubs, & flowers he has put in the ground for over 30 years.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Debbie Hamilton, children, Rachel (Cody) Hill, Sarah Dieterle and Andy (Kaity) Dieterle, mother, Lois Hamilton, sister, Jenny (Rick) Shedd, 2 brothers, Andy (Melissa) Hamilton and Chris (Tracy) Hamilton, 6 grandchildren and 8 nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George and a brother Tim.

Memorial visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Following the memorial visitation, everyone is invited to Camp Cullom for food and fellowship until 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life is being planned on his birthday, June 18, 2023 at Bittersweet Nursery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Cullom or the Boy Scouts, envelopes will be available.  Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.