Mark Douglas Hammons
August 3, 1958 – April 21, 2018
Mark Douglas Hammons, 59, passed away on April 21, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida. He was born on August 3, 1958 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Virgil Hammons and Ruby Ayscue Hammons. Mark is preceded in death by his father, mother, his grandson Calvin Johnson (Hammons) and his twin grandchildren Alex and Sofia Hammons. He is survived by his wife Suzanne LeClair Hammons, his sisters Millie Manry (Ken) and Dianne Burts (Ed), his brother David Hammons, daughters Heather Hammons Robinson (Jeff), Jennifer Hammons and Casey Hammons and his sons Mark Hammons Jr and Matt Hammons (Annette Benitez). Mark is also survived by his grandchildren Dustin Robinson, Marissa Robinson, Ryan Robinson, Destiny Henry, Serenity Henry, Kaiden McCray, Trinity Walthour, Keira Hammons, Mason Hammons and Alec Hammons as well as his stepdaughter Alexis Barton Glessing, step-grandchildren Amanda Horn, Sondra Sponseller and Marco Morris along with many nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends who will miss him dearly.
Mark served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years as an Aircraft Structures Mechanic. During that time he achieved the rank of SSGT and was recognized as a sharp shooter as well receiving a Good Conduct Medal. After proudly serving our country, Mark began his civilian career. He worked for Darden Restaurants Inc. for 16 years as a Restaurant Manager, Trainer for Longhorn and in most recent years served as Senior Support Analyst. During his time with the company, Mark received many recognitions. In 2017 he was the winner of the prestigious Brilliance Award.
Mark was a kind hearted man who never met a stranger. He will be missed by all who knew him and will always be remembered as the man who had a smile and a joke for everyone.
A visitation is scheduled to take place at Grissom Funeral Home in Kissimmee, Florida on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A Graveside service with Military Honors will take place at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Mark’s charities of choice were the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and any local animal shelter.
The family of Mark Hammons would like to thank all the family and friends they have received support from in the form of calls, texts, visits and posts of continuing love and support.
- Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Graveside Service Friday, April 27, 2018
Mark Douglas Hammons
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Betty Walden Harrell
April 24, 2018
Praying for the Family. Mark was a fine man I know. Because he was a great young guy. I know he will be missed. And I do hate to delete him from my face book. RIP Mark.