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Lawrence John Hammond

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HENDERSONVILLE - Lawrence John Hammond, 90, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Spring Arbor East. He was a son of the late Milton and Marie Baldwin Hammond. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Milton C. Hammond, and two sisters: Marie H. Hawkins and Grace H. Robbins.
Lawrence was a native New Yorker, and resided and worked there until his retirement with the Lewis Oil Company. He was a loyal and dedicated employee with the company, retiring as their Service Manager after over 35 years of service. He was a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics and served our country during World War II in the United States Air Force as a mechanic as well. He was a member of Etowah United Methodist Church.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, of over 61 years, Shirley. One son, Robert and his wife, Karen, of Litchfield, CT; as well as one daughter, Nancy Hammond Deitz, and her husband, Don, of New Milford, CT. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Etowah Methodist Church with Dr. Reverend David A. Cook, Jr., and Rosaleen Foster officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Four Season's Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Times-News from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2015
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