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Ed Hammond

October 24, 1926 — August 13, 2016

Edward Scott Hammond, 89 of Monahans, Texas went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2016. He was born in Parkerton, Wyoming on October 24, 1926. His parents were Wilson P. and Frances Audrey Hammond. Ed was the very best husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his family and friends. He accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior in 1938 and was baptized in First Baptist Church Monahans, Texas. He joined Southside Baptist Church Monahans in 1974 to present.

Wilson Hammond worked in the "Oil Field" and moved about the country. Ed's mother became sick and passed away on July 02, 1935. Edward was almost 9 years old and had to go live with his grandmother in Oil City, La.

Wilson re-married in 1936 to Aline Polk Smart and they moved to Monahans where he attended school from 1937 to 1943, where he graduated from Monahans High School.

After graduating from high school Ed attended John Tarleton Jr. College, 1943-1944.The war was going on and he felt the need to join the service and serve his country.
He joined the Navy in June 1944, where he served aboard The U.S.S. Intrepid, CV-11 Aircraft Carrier in the Pacific where he was honorably discharged in June 1946 with the rank of Fireman 1st Class. After serving his country he wanted to finish his education so in 1947 Ed attended Sul Ross State College where he graduated with a BS degree in 1949. While he was attending Sul Ross he met the love of his life, Reba Janice Butler and on August 9, 1949 they were married. The wedding took place in Fort Stockton, Texas in the, then new First Baptist Church. Ed and Janice moved to Monahans and started house- keeping at what is presently known as 801 S. Dwight. He began a teaching career with Monahans School System serving as a high school History-Government teacher 1949-1950. He only taught that one year. He entered into the oil and gas production business in 1950 with his father, Wilson Hammond. They started a business partnership known as Wilson P. Hammond & Son. They had producing wells in Texas and New Mexico.

The start of the Ed and Janice family was born on July 7, 1951. This was their son James P. "Jimmy" Hammond. A double addition came on June 11, 1956 when Frances Georganna and Lori Sue were born.

Now the family has grown to consist of James, his wife Terri, their daughter Nichole, her husband Brian Thomas and their daughter Myla. Fran and her husband Ronnie McPheeters. Sue, her husband Roy Morgan, their daughter Amy, her husband Jeremy Sturdivant, their daughters, Addisyn, Sarah, Karis and Cymone. Sue and Roy's son Matthew, wife Ashley Morgan, their children, son Maddux, daughters McKenna, MyKenna and Maybree. Ed did not have any siblings until after the death of Aline Hammond in 1971. Wilson married again to Martha Hammond in 1971. Ed gained a sister, Jane Allen from this marriage.

Ed was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Monahans. He was a life member of Monahans Masonic Lodge #952, where he served as Master in 1960-1961 and 2004-2005. Ed served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M. 1995. He served as Secretary for 30+ years. He was a charter and life member of Lubbock Scottish Rite where he was invested rank of 32nd KCCH. He was a member of Sam Helm Royal Chapter and Council in Odessa Texas. He was a Life Member of Suez Shrine Temple, San Angelo, Texas. Ed was a member of Monahans Chapter Order of Eastern Star #561.

Ed served on the Monahans City Council 1968-70, and 1971-1979 as Mayor Pro-Tem. He was appointed Justice of the Peace on March 1, 1979. Re-elected and served to March 1, 1985. James served with his father as his Constable until Ed left office.

Ed was known around Monahans as the local historian. Residents of Monahans would come to dad and ask him names, places, original town street names, events, questions of business and past residents. He could give you very detail account of what took place around Ward County.

Family members that preceded him in death were Father Wilson Hammond 1984, Mother Frances Hammond 1935, Step-Mother Aline Hammond 1971, and Step-Mother Martha Hammond 2003. His love of his life Janice passed away in 2015 after 65+ years of marriage. Now they are reunited!

Visitation will be held at Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans, Texas, August 18, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm with family present. Services will be at Southside Baptist Church August 19, 2016 at 10:00 am with burial in Monahans Memorial Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.

Visitation


Visitation

Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Service


Funeral Service

Southside Baptist Church
1402 S. Main
Monahans, TX  79756
Friday, August 19, 2016
10:00 AM

Cemetery


Monahans Memorial Cemetery
4th and Helen
Monahans, TX  79756
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