Hamilton Ellis Bonvillian (Ham) 65, passed away September 26, 2022, due to cardiac arrest caused by vascular disease. Hamilton was born on August 11, 1957, to John Glynn Bonvillian and Sara Catherine Bonvillian in Pensacola, Florida.
Growing up as a Navy brat, he always considered Arlington home and graduated from Arlington High School in 1976. He attended trade school in Shreveport, LA. then returned to Arlington, where he eventually opened Action Copier with his wife, Becky.
Ham is survived by his wife, Becky, of 28 years, his son Scott Untz, Scott’s wife Shanille and their children Ian and Hope Untz, his daughter Nicole McCollum and her husband Craig and their children, Hailey and Caitlin McCollum. Surviving siblings include: his brother JB Bonvillian and wife Ellen and sisters Louise Bonvillian, Roberta Sanders, and Cathy Long. He was also Uncle Ham to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
His passion for golf came from his dad, who taught him the game. Ham was always sports-oriented. He enjoyed playing softball, horseshoes, pool and darts. Ham and Becky enjoyed participating on several dart leagues throughout the years. He was the softball coach for his daughter, Nicole’s softball team when she was younger. He loved teaching the girls the game and the team earned first-place 4 years in a row under his coaching. He loved to bargain hunt with his son, Scott. A passion for nature and animals was shared with his daughter, Sara.
Hamilton was preceded in death by his daughter, Sara Bonvillian and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the VFW Post 6111 at 1200 W. Harris Road, Arlington, TX 76001. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Lone Star Cremation.
Chris S Coder
sorry to see Him go.. He drove by my house almost every day and would stop and talk occasionally. RIP my friend.
Hamilton’s families are in my prayers for peace and comfort.
Becky, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband. I graduated from AHS with him, and later I would bring copiers to your shop in Arlington for repair. Y’all did good work. Again, I am so sorry.
I expected to see him playing horseshoes at the Irving post #2494. He fixed an antique clock for me 30 yrs ago. My own father had the same kind and it means the world to me. I am sorry his time has played out. My condolences to his wife, children, family, and his beloved friends.