James W. “Punch” Hammond, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born December 29, 1942 and raised in Cumming, Mr. Hammond had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1967. He was a 1961 graduate of Forsyth County High School and U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. An automobile enthusiast, he enjoyed restoring classic cars, especially 1967 Chevelles. Mr. Hammond worked for Leon Jones for many years and at the Tyson Foods truck shop until his retirement in 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Punch” and Ruby Hammond and a number of siblings.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Cheryl Fouts Hammond; son and daughter in law, Kevin and Becky Hammond; daughter and son in law, Angie and Scott Smith, all of Dawsonville; brother, Hugh Hammond, Cumming; grandchildren, Logan and Alison Hammond, Corey Hammond, Ethan Smith, Addison Smith; other relatives.
Memorial services will be held Sunday August 16, 2020 at 3 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jeff Burrell and Rev. Windell Patterson will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday August 16 from 1 until 3.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.