Ernest joined the United States Army in April 1943. He served in th European Area of World War II and was discharged in September 1945. Ernest was among the millions of World War II veterans who came home and went to work.
Upon coming home from the army he worked on the construction of Wolf Creek Dam. He also was a farmer and a custodian of Union Chapel Elementary School for 13 years.
Ernest professed his faith in Christ at the age of 23 and remained a faithful member of the United Methodist Church until his death.
He dearly loved music. He was talented at playing the guitar and fiddle. He was a song leader for 58 years at church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers; Paul, Edgar, William Lawrence, Yul, and Ray Hammond.
wife: Nora Coffey Hammond, Jamestown
son: Danny (Kay) Hammond, Columbia, Ky
grandson: Daniel (Tasha) Hammond, Lawrenceburg, Ky
3 great grandchildren: Anabel, Henry, & Roselyn Hammond.
Funeral service for Ernest Lee Hammond will be 10 AM. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bodie Emerson and Bro. Robert Morris officiating.
Visitation after 5 PM. Friday. Interment in the Dixon Cemetery with full military honors
Pallbearers: Roger Coffey, Randall Coffey, Ralph Coffey, Ricky Simpson, Adam Coffey, Junior Malone
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.