O.G. Hammond, 86, of Edmond, Oklahoma and longtime resident of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away Thursday morning, April 27, 2017 at the VA Hospice Care center in Oklahoma City, OK with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 2:00PM, Monday, May 1, 2017 at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
O. G. Hammond was born on August 8, 1930 in McMann, Oklahoma to Joseph Earl Hammond and Nora Myrtle Hammond (Coleman). O. G. was a graduate of Duncan High School in 1949. After high school he went on to marry the love of his life Bobbie June Lilies on October 29, 1950 in Camp Polk, Louisiana.
O. G. volunteered to join the National Guard in 1950 serving in the 45th Division when his unit was called up to go to Korean where he was stationed with the 158th Field Artillery. He was honorably discharged in June of 1952 at the rank of Corporal with the US Army. O.G worked for Halliburton Field Services for over thirty years before his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed attending his class of 1949 reunions, watching Thunder Basketball and football; he enjoyed the Halliburton reunions, drinking coffee with his friends and coworkers, he loved caring for his horses and pets. O. G. was a devoted husband to the love of his life and a loving father to his family; he was a hard worker and a perfectionist.
O.G. is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nora Hammond; sisters, Gertrude Creel, Esther Smith and Marguerite Doerr. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, June Hammond of the Home; his sons, Randy Hammond of Del Norle, CO; Ronald Hammond of Edmond, OK; daughter, Gayla Hunter of Duncan, OK; his sister, Patty Ann Lawrenz of Edmond, OK; and his grandchildren, Logan Leigh Hammond, Carson Ray Hammond, Emery Kay Hammond, Joshua Hammond, Spencer Bransletter, Travis Hunter, Branden Hunter, and Cimarron Hughes.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation 825 N.E. 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Pallbearers for the service will be O. G.’s grandsons; Josh, Carson, Branden, Travis, Spencer, and Cimarron.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.