Bennie Jay Hammond, 84, of Louisa, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 1, 2017, following a brief illness.
Bennie was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Clifford, the son of the late Jarrett and Wilma Maynard Hammond.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Carter Hammond; a brother, Jimmy Ray Hammond; a sister, Madeline Bentley; and a son-in-law, Tommy "Tombo" Boyd Jr.
Bennie proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the National Guard. He worked for Wilson Funeral Home for many years until his health declined. He was a member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church, Apperson F&AM 195, Scottish Rite and York Rite. Bennie loved the Lord, his church family, country and his family.
He is survived by two daughters, Vickie Painter and husband Scotty of Dalton, Ga., and Bonnie Boyd of Louisa; four sons, Bennie Eugene Hammond and wife Denise of Hampton, Va., Ronnie Hammond and wife Kay, Billy Hammond and wife Andrea and Rickie Hammond and wife Brettia, all of Louisa; a half-sister, Sandy Oney of Ohio; a special caregiver, Debbie Burke; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa with The Rev. Bobby Workman and The Rev. Kevin Davis officiating. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery in Louisa with military rites by American Legion and VFW.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. with masonic rites at 7 p.m. by Apperson F&AM 195, Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the funeral home.
Published on  May 3, 2017