HAMM, CLYDE WARFORD, passed away on January 23, 2014 at his home in Louisville at age 91.
He was born on July 24, 1922 in Fleming Co., KY. He was the son of Mina Edna Lightner and James Marshall Hamm. Clyde was a World War II soldier and he was in the service company of the 59th Armored Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division known as the "Black Cats" driving their tank division across France and Germany. Clyde graduated from University of Kentucky in 1951 with a degree in electrical engineering where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nan Fromma; and brother, Earl Fant Hamm.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane Turner Hamm; daughter, Debby (Bob) Haynes and Susan (Peter) Rivard; son, John Turner (Luisa) Hamm, M.D,; grandchildren, Rebekah Haynes, Clay Haynes, Alycia (Isidro) Yebra Prada, Justin Rivard, Christina (Yoon) Chang, Sarah Hamm, David Hamm and Andrew Hamm; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Ryan Downing; and brother, James Lewis Hamm( Mary), Naples, FL.
Clyde was a member of Christ Church United Methodist Church, SAR and the Louisville Genealogical Society. Clyde was of the greatest generation and a true kind gentleman. He was a wonderful dancer and he loved the great music of the 1940s. He was a world traveler and loved to work in his vegetable and fruit garden.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane. The funeral will be Monday at noon at Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road. Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SAR Library in Louisville or Christ Church United Methodist.
Pearson Funeral Home
149 Breckenridge Lane Louisville, KY 40207
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2014