Charles "Charlie" Hammond, 80, of Huntington, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation, Markle.
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Born April 27, 1933, in Huntington, he was the son of Paul D. and Mary Gephart Hammond, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Deloris Brickley on Nov. 26, 1953, in Huntington. She survives in Huntington.
Charles graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1951. He owned Parcel Parts and previously worked for Hunckler Products for 23 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, American Legion Post 85, Knights of Columbus, Industrial Management Club, Huntington Girls Softball League and Meals on Wheels.
Along with his wife, Deloris, he is survived by eight daughters, Ann (Gary) Beck of Granger, Catherine (Scott) Kovener of Crothersville, Rhonda (Mark) Overholser, Carrie Bannister and Teresa (Mel) Fruit, all of Huntington, Carla (Jody) Selvage of Huntington and Paula (Mike) Dillon and Barbara (Rod) Osborne, both of Fort Wayne; one sister, Patricia A. (Bob) Fox of Huntington; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Hammond and Paul E. Hammond; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Westendorf.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. A recitation of the rosary will be prior to visitation at 3:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Additional calling at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, with Father John Pfister officiating. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, the
or Cancer Services for Huntington County, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.
Published in Tribune from July 1 to July 5, 2013