ALTAMONT -- Mr. Edwin Wayne Hammond, 76, passed away Monday November 12, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Altamont Church of Christ with Minister Joe D. Gray officiating with burial to follow in the Altamont Cemetery.
He was a member of the Altamont Church of Christ and had been the Minister at the Central Church of Christ in Tracy City. He was a regional vice-president for National Investors Life. He was born in Albany, Georgia on September 28, 1936 were he played football for Albany High School and earned a full football Scholarship to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. His nick name in high school was "Bulldog Hammond".
His parents James Hines Hammond and Mary Alice Laramore Hammond preceded him in death along with his wife, Earlene Evans Speer Hammond; son, Edwin Wayne Hammond Jr.; brothers, Charles L. and James Hammond Jr.; sisters, Eva Laramore, Lucille Kearse.
He is survived by his sisters, Martha Knight and Faye Griffin of Georgia; step-children, Carl (Lisa) Speer, Knoxville and Michelle (Bill) Lingle, Altamont; grand daughter, Lea Speer; special friend and caregiver Betty Laskowske who nursed him through his final illness and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Visitation: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com
Layne Funeral Home
Altamont, TN 931/ 692-7777