July 14, 1942 ~ August 28, 2022 (age 80)
Gerald Preston Hammond passed away at 80 years of age in Waco, Texas on August 28th, 2022. The visitation will be Thursday, September 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the service will be held on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Howard Cemetery in Desdemona, Texas.
Gerald was born July 14, 1942, in Dallas, Texas to LP and Evelyn Hammond. He was a fourth-generation peanut farmer and cattle rancher in Desdemona, Texas. After working on his family farm, he moved to Brownwood, Texas in the early 1990’s where he soon became Brown County’s Road and Bridge Foreman, he retired in 2016. In his new life in Brownwood, he met his wife, Clara Young, at a garage sale she was hosting. The two then were married on December 27th, 1998, and were married for 23 years.
Gerald, or to most, Dad, Daddy, Daddio, Gerald P., G-Pa, Papa, Pops or Pepaw, was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great and Great-Great Grandfather. He was a kind soul and never missed an opportunity to make people laugh. He was most commonly recognized by his starched jeans, pearl snap shirt, and the endearing smile he often showed as he cracked a joke. Gerald enjoyed his Friday Night Fish Fry’s, playing dominos, and traveling in his RV with Clara, and his family.
In this time of sadness and grief, we can rejoice that he is no longer in pain and we will see him again when our time is due. In the meantime, we can remember his spirit through the memories and stories we all hold dear. We can find peace in one another in knowing how much Gerald P. Hammond meant to all of us.
He has now reunited with his parents, grandparents, WM and Lillian Hammond, Matt and Molly Fisher and his brother, Dean Hammond. Gerald is survived by his devoted wife Clara, his children Angela and Ted Wilson of Phoenix, AZ, Tamara and Kendall Culver of Waco, TX, Julie and Mike Lopez of Mexia,TX, Denise and Bob Bauer of Haymarket, Virginia,and Nina Gayosa of McKinney, TX, along with his 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He will be missed dearly
Flowers for the Hammond family were selected at University Flowers in Stephenville.