Charles F. Hammond, 92, Kokomo, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Alexandria, to Charlie and Marie Hammond. On Jan. 25, 1941 in Kokomo, he married Mavis G. (Moody) Hammond. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1993.
Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Corporal in the Company C 5th Tank Battalion from 1943 to 1945. He worked for Continental Steel, retiring Jan. 1, 1980. He was a member of the American Legion Post 6. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. He had also once played softball for a Continental Steel league.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat and husband Kenny Fipps, Kokomo; grandchildren, Kim and husband Jim Weir, Kokomo, Brian and wife Mary Fipps, Kokomo, Tammy Adams, Kokomo, Teresa and husband Rob Bugher, Russiaville, David Day, Indianapolis, and Debbie Myers, Kokomo; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and companion, Josephine Little, Murray, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife; and two daughters, Pam Adams and Cathy Hankins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., with Pastor Brad Swain officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army and Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the ALS Association for Lou Gehrig’s disease. You are invited to read Charles’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family.