George Hammond

LEXINGTON: George A. Hammond, 52, of Lexington passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness.

The son of George O. and Anna Brook (Fields) Hammond, George was born July 14, 1962 in Louisa, Kentucky.

First meeting as teenagers, on December 13, 1980 George married Barbara Huffman. Throughout life the two remained inseparable.

George worked for Crane Plumbing as a mold maker. Hard working and always active George was meticulous when mowing his lawn…only he could groom it just right. He enjoyed mushroom and ginseng hunting and fishing as well. A devoted family man, George would never miss the opportunity to say, “I love you” to his wife, children and grandchildren.

He attended Bellville Free Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Hammond of Lexington; children Josh (Lindsey) Hammond of Johnsville, Amber (Mike) Rivera of Shelby and Jacob Hammond of Lexington; grandchildren Hannah, Wesley and Audrey; siblings Henry Hammond, Kenny (Kathy) Hammond, Judy (Jim) Jones, Rick (Lisa) Hammond, Johnny Hammond, Guy Hammond, Kevin (Mary) Hammond, MaryAnn Berry; sisters-in-law Noreen Hammond and Vivian (Dave) Troyer; brother-in-law Sam (Tracy) Huffman; mother-in-law Ilene Messer; father-in-law Keith (Dee) Huffman; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Bobby Jo and Glenn Hammond, special aunt and uncle Violet and Mack.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 1, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral home where funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Snyder Funeral Homes may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.