Donald E. Hammonds age 84 years, 8 months, and 24 days of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Signature Health Care of McCreary.
He was born March 28, 1932 in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of the late Hobert Hammonds and Mae (Burkhart) Hammonds. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Hammonds; a step-daughter, Sharon Painter; brothers, Delmar Strong, Charles Strong, and Marion Burkhart; and a sister, Lavada Adkins.
Surviving family includes his son, Ronald Earl Hammonds (and Sandy), of Franklin, Ohio; a daughter, Cheryl Dalton (and James Whicker), of Franklin, Ohio; a step-son, Roger Ross (and Sharon) of Pine Knot, Kentucky; a step-daughter, Beverly Smith of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Joyce Adkins of Florida; 6 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Donald enjoyed working. For over 25 years, he worked at Walmart in Oneida, Tennessee as a greeter and other various positions throughout the store. In his younger years, he had worked as a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, and watching Nascar and dirt track racing.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Pine Knot Funeral Home. Burial to be held on Tuesday at 12:00 noon at the Hazel Green Cemetery in Hazel Green, Kentucky.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisting the family of Mr. Donald Hammonds.