LONGVIEW — Longtime Alaska resident and recent Texas resident Frederick R. Hammon Jr., 71, passed away suddenly December 29, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospital, with his wife and daughter by his side. Per his wishes, a Wake will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Longview Eagles Lodge, 1206 Alpine. A future Wake will be held at Soldotna Elks Lodge
in Soldotna, Alaska, where Fred was a lifetime member. His cremated remains will be scattered in Cook Inlet, Alaska, where he enjoyed his favorite hobby of halibut fishing.
Fred was born November 27, 1941, in Easton, Maryland. His Marine service was from 1963-65, with his last duty assignment in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The motto "once a Marine always a Marine" was a perfect way to describe him.
His service station ownerships began in Phoenix, Arizona, in the mid-70s, and in 1976, he purchased Soldotna Y Chevron in Soldotna, Alaska, providing full service to all who came into his station. After 30 years, he retired to Lake Cherokee, Texas.
Fred was preceded in death by his father, Frederick R. Hammon Sr.; his mother, Ruth Ellison; his brother, George Ellison; and his previous wife, Beverly Hammon.
He leaves his best friend and spouse of 19½ years, Gloria Hammon; his four daughters: Cathy Miller and husband, Richard, of Richmond, Indiana, grandson, Bradley and granddaughter, Brianna; Wendy Johnson and husband, Tim, of Redmond, Washington, and grandsons, Nick, Silas and Thadd; Heidi Moder and husband, Mark, of Bellingham, Washington, and grandsons, Cameron and Drew; and Melinda Carlyle and husband, Richard, of Diana, Texas, grandson, Destin and granddaughters, Chelsee and Christiana; brothers Cliff and Sonny; sisters Libby and Mary; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many good friends in Texas and Alaska. All will miss him very much.
Arrangements were cared for by Rader Funeral Home, Longview.