Larry Chalmers Hammond
December 5, 1945 – January 8, 2021
Larry C. Hammond of Easley, SC, passed away January 8, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born on December 5, 1945 in Greenville, NC. He is the son of the late Theodore and Virginia Hammond of Sumter, SC.
Larry grew up on the family farm in North Carolina. In 1988, his life took a turn when he moved to Greenville, SC. He was hired by Houston Federal Credit Union, where he planned and coordinated the opening of the first branch office. He had found his joy as he loved the Credit Union and its many members. Even at age 75, he remained active as the Senior Vice President of Business Development.
He was a member of Mount Airy Baptist Church in Easley, SC, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and usher. He was a past member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church in Piedmont, SC, and Corinth Baptist Church in Westminster, SC, where he served his Lord as a deacon, usher, Sunday school teacher, and church treasurer. He served in any and all capacities that was asked of him. One of his greatest delights was serving on the building committee and assisting in building the new church. He was an active member of Masonic Lodges across the state as he moved from the low country to Columbia, SC and then into the upstate area. While in Columbia he became an avid Gamecock fan and loved tailgating with his friends. He also had a passion for fishing with his buddy Gene, and he enjoyed working in his yard and flower garden, which was kept in immaculate condition.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Moore Hammond; two daughters, Elaine Pace Cribbs (Bruce) and Susan Pace Clark (Greg); one granddaughter, Elizabeth Rhew Cribbs; two sisters, Gerri Roark and Jean Scott; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his precious grandson, Evan Bruce Cribbs.
He also leaves behind a multitude of friends and co-workers. He was a giving man who was willing to help anyone who needed his guidance, mentoring or help.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at 311 Century Dr., Greenville, SC 29607. The family kindly ask that all friends attending wear masks and social distance. Funeral services will be private and for family only.
Mackey at Century Drive is assisting the family.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Larry Chalmers Hammond
January 13, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr Larry was a great man and a great friend . He helped me in so many ways . He was like a dad to me and I'm gonna miss him. I'll be praying for mrs pat and the rest of the family. Mr. Larry your sure gonna be missed my friend. I'll always remember you and the words of wisdom and knowledge you gave me. God bless
January 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your Loss he was such a Special person praying for all of you may God give you Comfort in the days to come
I will not be able to attend the service Bills Cousins funeral is Saturday also at one Thomas McAfee , will be praying for you at this time🙏
January 12, 2021
I will miss Larry Hammond and his wise words of wisdom and his fun loving personality. May it help somehow to know my thoughts and prayers are with you, hoping each new tomorrow lessens the burden of your grief. May god bless you.
January 11, 2021
I really enjoyed working with Mr. Hammond. His 'menter cheese sandwiches were legendary. He was very supportive of my career, when I started working at the credit union and even when I was leaving for another job. He was a great man and I will miss him. Love to all of you, I will be praying.
Pamela & Tony Rhodes
January 10, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your Precious Larry's passing. We loved him so. He was so funny and a wonderful man and SS teacher. He carried himself as if he were 6ft. tall. I know you all will miss him greatly. May God bless you all 4 lovely ladies. Tony and Pam Rhodes