In memory of
Buddy Leroy Hammond
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In memory of
Buddy Leroy Hammond
Hammond, Buddy Leroy 12/3/1936 - 3/21/2020 Grand Rapids/Hastings Buddy Leroy Hammond (83) born in Hartford City, Indiana on December 3, 1936, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bud graduated from Montpelier High School in Indiana in 1954 where he met Carole. They were married in September that same year. Bud worked for Bell Fibre Products his entire adult career. He began working in the factory and was transferred to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1961 as a Cost Estimator. Through the years, he became one of their top salesmen, eventually becoming a Sales Manager and then Director of Sales before his retirement in 1992. After retirement, he worked at Barry County Lumber in Hastings, Michigan. Bud and Carole lived on Wall Lake in the summers and wintered in Mission, Texas for 20 years and also Englewood, Florida for a short time. After Carole's passing in 2013, Bud married Joyce where they resided in Hastings, Michigan and Port Charlotte, Florida. Bud was preceded in death by his wife who he was married to for 58 years Carole S. Hammond, his parents Robert Hammond and Myrtle Cook and brother Bill Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hammond; his children Kathie (Ted) Vaughn; Kerry (Michele) Hammond; Kevin (Teri) Hammond; brothers and sisters, Betty Dodds, Bob Hammond, Jess Hammond, Sharon Alfrey and Larry Hurley; Step-children, Jeff (Wenda) Newhouse; Jill (Rich) Frieling; Joel (Pam) Newhouse; 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many extended family members. Bud and Joyce joined the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings last Spring where there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Bud enjoyed life and had many hobbies through the years such as golfing, painted beautiful artwork, wood craft projects and enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams, the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was loved deeply by his family and friends. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Mattyce Kuiper DeGraaf
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In memory of
Buddy Leroy Hammond
Hammond, Buddy Leroy 12/3/1936 - 3/21/2020 Grand Rapids/Hastings Buddy Leroy Hammond (83) born in Hartford City, Indiana on December 3, 1936, peacefully departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bud graduated from Montpelier High School in Indiana in 1954 where he met Carole. They were married in September that same year. Bud worked for Bell Fibre Products his entire adult career. He began working in the factory and was transferred to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1961 as a Cost Estimator. Through the years, he became one of their top salesmen, eventually becoming a Sales Manager and then Director of Sales before his retirement in 1992. After retirement, he worked at Barry County Lumber in Hastings, Michigan. Bud and Carole lived on Wall Lake in the summers and wintered in Mission, Texas for 20 years and also Englewood, Florida for a short time. After Carole's passing in 2013, Bud married Joyce where they resided in Hastings, Michigan and Port Charlotte, Florida. Bud was preceded in death by his wife who he was married to for 58 years Carole S. Hammond, his parents Robert Hammond and Myrtle Cook and brother Bill Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hammond; his children Kathie (Ted) Vaughn; Kerry (Michele) Hammond; Kevin (Teri) Hammond; brothers and sisters, Betty Dodds, Bob Hammond, Jess Hammond, Sharon Alfrey and Larry Hurley; Step-children, Jeff (Wenda) Newhouse; Jill (Rich) Frieling; Joel (Pam) Newhouse; 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many extended family members. Bud and Joyce joined the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings last Spring where there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Bud enjoyed life and had many hobbies through the years such as golfing, painted beautiful artwork, wood craft projects and enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams, the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was loved deeply by his family and friends. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Mattyce Kuiper DeGraaf
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