John “Matt” Matthew Hamilton, age 42, of Covington, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. He was the beloved son born to John M. & Nancy R. (Marlowe) Hamilton on December 26, 1976 in Dayton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his mother Nancy R. Hamilton. He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife Katie D. (Gilbert) Hamilton of Covington; his adored children Lillian, Jakob, Joseph Hamilton of Covington; father John M. Hamilton of West Milton; sister Jennifer (Ben) Southward of West Milton. Matt was a 1995 Milton-Union High School graduate. He worked for Miami Valley Drywall Association and Denlinger Construction. Matt was also an active member of the Covington Community, Covington VFW #4235, Covington Eagles #3398 and the Covington Youth Sports Association where he coached baseball and football. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. The family will receive friends from 3-6 PM on Friday, January 18. Memorial contributions may be made to his family c/o Hale-Sarver. Online memories of Matt may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.