William R. Hamilton, 71 years of age, of Columbia, NJ, passed away at his home on April 24, 2020. He was born in Hackettstown, NJ on October 2, 1948 to Reeve Hamilton, the former mayor of Hackettstown and Bernice (Murphy) Hamilton. He had been the maintenance supervisor at Worthington State Forest and Park until retirement in 2007. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and his collection of tractors as he farmed corn and vegetables. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy (King) Hamilton, two sons, Patrick Hamilton of Columbia and Nathan Hamilton of Camp Hill, PA, two sisters, Jeffra Schowalter, husband Peter of Richmond, VA and Bianca Podesta, CA. Also his two beloved dogs. There are no services scheduled at this time due to the coronavirus situation. Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.