John Robert Hammond, 76, of Sumner, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at his home.
The family will schedule memorial services at a later date. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
Mr. Hammond, the son of Vastine Hammond and Betty Thompson Hammond, was born May 3, 1944, in Newark, OH.
He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. John was a dance instructor, surveyor, and office manager for Holophane Company. An artist, many of his works were sold to the Ohio Art Council. He was active in the Licking County Players, a theater company. While living in Ohio he was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, and upon moving to Lamar County in 2016, he became a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Muffet Schimpf.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Davis Hammond, whom he married in 1967, building 53 years of family and memories, three daughters, Elizabeth Bird & husband Chad of Sumner, Katherine Hammond of Athens, OH, and Emily Hammond of Paris, grandchildren, Jotham Bird, Isabella and Olivia Stimel, Sam Bibee, and Riley Hultz, two siblings, Douglas Hammond & wife Sue, and Debbie Parker along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
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