Edward Powell Hammontree, 75, of Greenbrier, passed from this life on July 26, 2014.
He was born in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 1, 1939, to the late John Lee and Bethel Douglas Hammontree.
Ed was a past member of the Greenbrier School Board, retired from Kimberly Clark, and served as a Deacon for Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greenbrier and was a regular volunteer of the church food pantry. He started Circle H Auction Company in 1981 and was a veteran of the United States Army
. Ed never met a stranger and loved everyone he met; just being around him would make you feel better. He loved singing and dancing, and would attempt to play various musical instruments such as the Dobro, but was known to be a skillful drummer. "I am a jack of all trades and master of none," was a favorite saying of his. Ed was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Lou Love Hammontree; their two children, Lori Hammontree Reynolds (Terry) and Shawn Edward Hammontree (Tonya); seven grandchildren, Mitchell Reynolds, Haley Reynolds, Mallori Kunkel, Travis Kunkel, Sarah Hammontree, Meredith Hammontree, and Reese Hammontree; one great-grandchild, Ryder Reynolds; and many other loving family members and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lula Mae Fiser.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Bro. Martin Jameson officiating, and burial to follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Food Pantry or to the Faulkner County Humane Society.
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