Arthur Baird Hamm

April 20, 1937December 16, 2020

Arthur Baird Hamm, age 83, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Arthur was born April 20, 1937 in Dyersburg, TN to the late Reuben and Hazel Hopper Hamm.

Mr. Hamm served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1979. After retiring from the USAF he served with the United States Corp of Engineers at the Ensley Engineer Yard from 1979 until retirement in 2019.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years; Hiroko M. Hamm, a sister; Sandra Youngblood, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his Corp of Engineers family of the Memphis District at the Ensley Engineer Yard, shops unit.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Neta Kenney and brothers; Billy, Tommy and Reuben Hamm, Jr.

A committal service for Arthur will be held 2:00PM, Thursday, January 21, 2021 at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill - Irene Rd, Memphis, TN 38125.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.


21 January

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill - Irene Rd
Memphis, TN 38125


Arthur Baird Hamm

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Tonya Baker

January 9, 2021

Being from the "north" we didn't see Ozzie much but when we did he was always smiling. I admired his love and dedication to Hiroko, his country and family.
We'll miss you at the reunions but see you soon Ozzie. Tell them all hey up there!

Belinda Coles

January 3, 2021

Uncle were a good kind ., generous man, good husband to my Aunt of my favorite moments was when you bought Aunt Hiroko a new car and had it stored in a storage unit till Christmas... you and I went started it up and put it back in the unit... and you letting me drive that Z will be truly missed by many..God Bless you.

LaShema Lewis

December 25, 2020

Mr Hamm and I served together during my time with Army Corps of Engineers from 2016-2018. He was always so nice and willing to assist. I am also Air Force, and appreciate him sharing his stories about his time in the Air Force and the pride he always had on display. We had many run-ins at the base commissary, and I always enjoyed our talks. My mom is usually with me when I go to the commissary, and he would talk to her like an old pal. I will miss him a great deal. My prayers are with Mrs. Hamm and their family as well as the my USACE family for this tremendous loss.

Ed Blake

December 24, 2020

My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Hamm family during this time of bereavement...
Art and I worked together at the Corp of Engineers.. He was a great mentor and friend..
I will miss him...