Mr. Joe James Hamilton, 99, died Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Winston County Nursing Home in Louisville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hamilton was born February 3rd, 1917, in Holt, Alabama. He was a flight engineer for the U.S. Army Air Corp, and served during World War II and The Korean Conflict. He retired from NASA in 1973, where he worked in quality assurance, and moved to Louisville in 1995. Joe was also a member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Catherine Love Hamilton; his son, James Stuart Hamilton; and his parents, Joe C. Hamilton and Pearl Thomas Hamilton. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Larry) Woodward of Louisville, MS; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 523, Louisville, MS 39339. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.porterfuneralhome.net.