John Palmer Hammond - age: 61
(June 26, 1957 to January 09, 2019 )
Resident of Hendersonville, Tennessee
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812
2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019
State Highway 37N
Whittington, IL 62897
Mr. John Palmer “Johnny” Hammond of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Mr. Hammond was born in Benton, IL, on June 26, 1957, the son of Leslie F. Hammond and Wilma Storey Hammond. He served in the Navy SEALs. Mr. Hammond was a singer and song writer, studio musician, actor, entertainer, and an ordained minister. He was the pastor of Gloryland Church. The Hammond Brothers were inducted into the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame on October 12, 2013. He was a martial arts instructor. Mr. Hammond will be remembered the most for his loving heart toward others. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hammond was preceded in death by a son, John Palmer “JP” Hammond, Jr.; five brothers, Carney, Jimmy, Timmy, Paul and Alvin; and a sister, Lorraine Beall.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Chusnadi Hammond, to whom he was married on September 10, 2004; four brothers, Gale (Teresa) Hammond, Dale Hammond, Billy (Betty) Hammond, and C.J. (Annette) Easter; and two sisters, Wilma Anne (Frawley) Smith and Joy Griffin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 1:00 P.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Graveside and Entombment services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., Cypher Cemetery in Whittington, IL, where military rites will be honored by the Benton American Legion Post #280 and the Benton V.F.W. Post #2671.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home and Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 12:00 noon until 1:45 P.M. at Leffler Funeral Home in Benton, IL.
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