Eddie Lee HammondClinchport, VA | February 11, 2012
Eddie Lee Hammond – Clinchport, VA
Eddie Lee Hammond, 60, Clinchport, VA died peacefully at his home Saturday, February 11, 2012. He is gone to forever be with his Lord.
Eddie was born in Scott County, VA on January 2, 1952 to Polly Austin Hammond and the late Lubert Hammond.
In addition to his father, Lubert Hammond, his fraternal grandparents, Issac and Florence Hammond; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Georgia Austin; his brother, Richard Lynn Hammond; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth R. Dingus and Samuel Williams preceded him in death.
Surviving is his life- long partner, Sherry Carter, Clinchport, VA; mother, Polly Hammond, Duffield, VA; sisters, Phyllis A. Payne and husband, Tommy, Blackwater, VA and Teresa K France and husband, Larry, Gate City, VA; nephews, Mark A. Dingus and wife, Brittany, Duffield, VA and Brian A. Dingus and wife, Kayla, all of Duffield, VA; niece, Kendra Faith Hammond, Gate City, VA; great niece, Sarah Renee Dingus, Duffield, VA; special friend, Cindy Dorton; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Brewer and Rev. Daryle Hurd officiating. Phyllis Payne and Nancy Rhoton will provide the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Tommy Payne, Larry France, Mark Dingus, Brian Dingus, Bill Austin, and Jeff Lawson will serve as pallbearers. Jack Austin, Ron Austin, Jeff Austin, Gregg Austin, Jamie Austin, Vextel Austin, Gregg Herron, Freddie France, Jack France, John Ferguson, and Jason Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday to go in procession to the graveside service.
The family wished to thank Sandy, Susie, Patricia, and Freda with Bristol Wellmont Hospice; and the many that have sent cards, and prayers, made phone calls, and visited Eddie during his sickness.
An online guest register is available for the Hammond family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Eddie Lee Hammond.
CondolencesEddie was such a special person. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Scott, Renee, Olivia, and Macy Dishner
Posted by: Renee Dishner, February 17, 2012
I also worked with Eddie at Gate City Middle. He will be missed by all that knew him. Ed was such a kind and giving man.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Posted by: Jennifer Frazier, February 14, 2012
Sherry, I am so sad for you today. I haven't had to come to this place yet. so there is no way I could feel your pain. I just wanted you to know that i'm thinking and praying for you . I remember all the countless hours we played as kids , your mother was so kind when I was at your house. With God's never ending love you will find comfort. Love , Sandy Qualls Hartman
Posted by: Sandy Qualls Hartman, February 14, 2012
sherrie we were so sorry to hear eddie was sick we didn't no for awhile we wanted to come by but we heard it was family only. we will always rememberthe fun times we had with you both. love kyle,valerie ,melinda.
Posted by: kyle,valerie,melinda, February 14, 2012
Sherry, hope you remember me. Ed ,you,Jack & I had so many good times.I am so sorry about Ed, he was a wonderfull person, just like you. Everytime I go by I look
to see if one of you are out. I always told Jack, tell them
hi if you see them. He was loved by everyone. I never heard a bad word about him. You are in my prayers & thoughts. Remember, God only takes the best! Take care & be strong, God will take care of you. Love ya,Ann
PS If you see Sliido, tell him hi.
Posted by: Ann Raby Flanary, February 14, 2012
We will greatly miss our friend and fellow coworker.. Who always had something nice to say no matter what. He was a one of a kind person. Love always cafeteria staff at GCMS
Debbie, Michelle, Vickie, Wendy, Joyce, Margaret
Posted by: cafe staff at GCMS, February 14, 2012
Sherry , Polly , Phyllis and Teresa , I am so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Roger Brickey, February 13, 2012
Polly and family, we are sad to hear about Eddie's passing. We've been praying for all of you and for Ed. Ed is gone home where we all desire to go and I know without a doubt he is having the time of his life.
Posted by: Rick & Regina France, February 13, 2012
I worked with Eddie at Gate City Middle School for several years. He was a good friend to me. I loved him and will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with Eddie's family.
I will see you in Heaven, Eddie.
Posted by: Ellen Stacey, February 13, 2012
Sherry our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by: David Roberts (Slido) & Jessica Stowe, February 13, 2012
To Eddie's family,I'm so very sorry and extremely sad to hear of Eddie's passing. Eddie lived life to it's fullest and that is the best gift to pass along to everyone. I will miss his humor and the unique way he saw life! He could make me laugh at times I didn't feel like it.I feel like I have known Ed and Sherry all my life.I can't imagine Clinchport without Eddie.Sherry,if you need someone to talk to let me know...I can actually be quite and listen when I need to! May God help you all find peace and please accept my condolences on your tremendous loss.I will always remember Eddie. Trudy Pierson Kearney and family
Posted by: trudy pierson kearney, February 13, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He and my father, Jack Raby, were really good friends "in the old days," as well as when I was a little girl. I remember him fondly and offer only my most sincere of condolences. I am confident that my dad was there to welcome him with open arms.
Posted by: Sacha Raby, February 13, 2012
Ed was one of the best people that I have ever met. His friendship and giving spirit will never be forgotten.
Posted by: Jason Smith, February 13, 2012
Loving Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Eddie was a wonderful kind person and he will be greatly missed by all. Toddy and Fleda Kern
Posted by: Fleda Kern, February 12, 2012
I will keep all of you in my prayers. Eddie was a good man and friend to all who knew him. I will remember the times we went camping and fishing, Eddie was fun to be around.
I know that Eddie is having a family reunion with Lubert and Richard and Mamaw and Pa Paw.I will miss Eddie, But I know he will be waiting on me. LOVE all of you.
Posted by: Jeff Austin, February 12, 2012
I am so sorry, I know how hard it is, we will all miss Ed, he was a super guy and friend. Sherry, Teresa, or Larry if there is anything I can do please let me know. Love you all and I pray that God will give you comfort in your time of need.
Posted by: Connie France, February 12, 2012
Sherry, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie. We will be praying for you. Love you.
The Snavely Family,
Jay, Carolyn, & Lisa
Posted by: Jay, Carolyn, & Lisa Snavely, February 12, 2012
My prayers are with you all.I rejoice in the comfort of knowing that Ed is with Jesus.May God give you strength through this difficult time.Some of the best memories in my life were with Ed.He was my friend and brother.I love you all.
Posted by: Jack France, February 12, 2012
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