Gary J. Hammond, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:10 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 3, 1948 in Farmington, MO the Son of Leeman and Margaret (Shy) Hammond. He married Brenda Booker on September 13, 1976 in Nashville, IL. He worked as a Bridge builder for Burlington Northern Rail road company and he retired from Precision products in Lincoln. Gary Served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 8 years.


Surviving are his Wife: Brenda Hammond of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Christina Taylor and Companion Randy Edgington of Ashley, IL; Grandchildren: Layssa Taylor of Morrisonville, IL; Lexi Taylor of Morrisonville, IL; Sisters: Karen (Gary) Yarbrough of Centralia, IL; Paula (Paul) Wells of St. Genevieve, MO; Angela Smith of Irvington, IL; Janet Hammond and companion Shawn Stokes of Richview, IL; Brothers: Roger Hammond of Taylorville, IL; Jerry (Tammie) Hammond of Mt. Vernon, IL; Dennis (Becky) Hammond of Centralia, IL; Jeff Hammond of Richview, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Gary J. Hammond Jr.; Brother: Mike Hammond.


Visitation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Joy Assembly in Stonington. Memorial service will be on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Joy Assembly in Stonington with Pastor Tim Moats officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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