Ryan Colby Hammond, 24, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in a car accident in Volusia County. He was born on April 4, 1992, in St. Augustine, Florida, to the loving parents, Michael William Hammond and Kella Kuray Hammond. Ryan worked at Quality Mechanical Contractors as an HVAC technician. Throughout his entire life Ryan had a heart bigger than anyone and put his family and loved ones before anything else. Ryan loved animals and one of his childhood dreams was to become a veterinarian. Even at a young age Ryan was a quick learner and could take apart and put anything back together after being shown once. Ryan had a smile that could brighten the room up instantly and had a gift for making others smile as well. Ryan had very many passions such as music, games, television, diving and taking care of his loved ones. Ryan is survived by his father, Michael William Hammond; mother, Kella Kuray Hammond; sister, Amber Hammond Chappell, sister, Juanita Williard; brother, Michael Blake Hammond; grandmother, Patsy Hammond; his loving girlfriend, Ashley Seery; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. A visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, with a funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. at Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida. Ryan was taken from us much too early and will always be loved and remembered for the great and loving person he was. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park ( www.craigfuneralhome.com ) is in charge of arrangements.
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