RICHARD E. HAMILTON, of Indianapolis, Ind., 93, retired Elder, died on February 22, 2021, at his home.

The family plans a private ceremony before ashes are scattered at Crown Hill Cemetery. A public memorial service will be scheduled at North United Methodist Church when it is safe again to have large public gatherings.

Rev. Hamilton is survived by three children, David F. Hamilton (Inge Van der Cruysse) of Bloomington, John M. Hamilton (Dawn Johnsen) also of Bloomington, and Elizabeth L. Hamilton (David Hensel) of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren: Janet Hamilton Petersen (Mark Petersen), Devney Hamilton (Chau Ho), Matthew Hamilton Johnsen, Eric Hamilton Johnsen, Hamilton Hensel, Harrison Hensel (Hannah Kempf Hensel), Mary Hensel, and Anna Lee Hensel; a great-grandson, Nathaniel Petersen; his brother, Lee H. Hamilton, and Schmidt and Hamilton nephews and nieces and their children across the United States.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to North United Methodist Church, 3808 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, or to the Martin Luther King Center, 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

A tribute wall may be found at the funeral home website.