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Mr. Tom Hamilton - SHS Teacher & Gentleman

Created on: 07/26/09 12:35 AM Views: 1896 Replies: 2
Mr. Tom Hamilton - SHS Teacher & Gentleman
Posted Saturday, July 25, 2009 07:35 PM

A lot of us were fortunate to have had Mr. Hamilton for architectural and mechanical drawing.  Those who did would probably all consider him one of our favorite teachers.  What most of us did not know was he was also an accomplished and recognized artist in the medium of oils.

Mr. Hamilton left his mark on many of us as he did on canvas.  One of his pieces known as the Old Mabry Mill located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is available in Statesville.  GG's Gifts, Art and Frames on W. Broad St carries his prints.   A worthwhile keepsake of those who knew and admired him.


Mr. Hamilton retired our senior year at SHS at the age of 75.  The annual was dedicated to him that year and he moved back to his native Texas where he lived and continued his passion of art until his passing in the early '90s.

Jeff Tucker

Edited 08/01/09 08:38 AM
RE: Mr. Tom Hamilton - SHS Teacher & Gentleman
Posted Sunday, July 26, 2009 07:13 AM

Amen to that. Tom is the reason I taught. He influenced me to have a stereo in my classroom and though some principals tried, all failed to have me remove it. Hard to argue with the highest test scores in the state. I seem to hear his advice all the time. I always recheck everything because he made me do it first. What a great teacher and gentleman to have shared time on this earth with!

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 08:39 AM
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