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Michael Hammond

Michael "Mike" Hammond

Monday, October 13th, 1947 - Sunday, May 16th, 2021
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Obituary

Michael Woolsey Hammond

After a hard-fought battle with Leukemia, Michael "Mike" Hammond, 73, peacefully went to be with our Lord on the evening of May 16, 2021. In his final days and hours, Mike was surrounded by his loving and devoted family. His last day was filled with his precious granddaughter Mary, reading her favorite Bible verses to him.

No stranger to the battlefield, Mike was a sergeant in the United States Marines for four years, before being honorably discharged. Mike's life was greatly shaped by his experiences on the front lines during the Vietnam War, and he remained a proud veteran for the duration of his life.

Prior to joining the U.S. Marines, Mike graduated Kingsbury High School in Memphis, TN, where he was a beloved and popular member of his class. It was in high school that Mike met his beautiful wife, Janice Hamby Hammond, who preceded him in death.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Mike was born second in a set of triplets to his parents, Robert and Agnes Hammond, who preceded him in death. Mike was also predeceased by his brother Charles O'Dell. He is survived by his sisters, Michelle Strickland, Kaye Binning, and Trudy Connell; his son Michael Hammond (Liz), his daughters Becky Sargis (John) and Linda Walker (Randy); twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mike will be laid to rest this Thursday at 10:00 am with military funeral honors. The graveside service will be held at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Cordova, TN.

Mike's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heart of Hospice in Olive Branch, MS.

Hernando Funeral Home
662 429-5260
www.HernandoFuneralHome.com
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    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
    Memphis, TN 38125
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