Robert Barkley Hamilton, 57, of Hampton, Va., passed away on December 20, 2016. Robert previously served in the U.S. Navy and was last employed at Advex Corporation. He belonged to the First Baptist Church of Newport News. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hamilton, Sr., and his mother, Marie Hamilton. He is survived by his stepson Troy Pless (Sarah), his stepdaughter Kristie Colquitt (Erik), his sister Debbie Brown (Mark), his brother Scott Hamilton (Donna Jean), and his grandchildren Kayla “Little Bit” Pless, Korrie Pless, Parker Pless, and Quinn Pless. Robert is also survived by those he thought of as family, to include Erica Butler (Matt) and Emily, Owen “Buddy,” and Bayleigh Jo Butler. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Altmeyer-Riverside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Youth Challenge of Hampton Roads.