Christopher Andrew Hammond

December 16, 1989April 7, 2018
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Christopher Andrew Hammond, age 28, of Knoxville, lost his long battle with drug addiction on Saturday, April 7, 2018 and is now at peace with his Heavenly Father. He attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church and was an electrician by trade. Chris was a beloved father, son, brother, grandson, and uncle. He was a lover of the outdoors and a budding guitar player. He was an exercise enthusiast. We will miss his charasmatic personality, sense of humor, quick wit and big smile. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Terry Hammond; grandmother, Wilma Ruth Massey; and grandfather, Robert Lee. Chris is survived by his daughter, Jocelyn Hammond; mother and step-father, Carole and Chuck Rikli; grandparents, Gordon Massey and wife, Lois; grandmother, Jeanette Parrott; step-mother, Michelle Hunt; sisters, Andrea Fults and husband, Dustin, Meagan Simpson and husband, Cody, Stephanie Hammond, and Deanna Rikli; brother, Michael Hammond and wife, Rachele, and Matt Rikli; beloved nephews, McCoy and Tucker Fults; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members, as well as a host of friends. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to his dedicated mentor, pastor and friend, Jim Heizer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Metro Drug Coalition, 4930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Family will receive friends Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm, the Rev. James Heizer officiating. The interment will be private.


  • Jocelyn Hammond, Daughter
  • Carole Rikli, Mother
  • Chuck Rikli, Step-father
  • Gordon Massey, Grandfather
  • Lois Massey, Grandmother
  • Jeanette Parrott, Grandmother
  • Michelle Hunt, step-mother
  • Andrea (Dustin) Fults, Sister
  • Meagan (Cody) Simpson, Sister
  • Stephanie Hammond, Sister
  • Deanna Rikli, Sister
  • Michael (Rachele) Hammond, Brother
  • Matt Rikli, Brother
  • McCoy Fults, Nephew
  • Tucker Fults, Nephew
  • Phillip Terry Hammond, Father
  • Wilma Ruth Massey, Grandmother
  • Robert Lee, Grandfather


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Andrea Fults

April 17, 2018

Missing you is the hardest thing I've ever done. McCoy told me today, "Mommy I bet Uncle Chris is so happy to be with Jesus." I said..."I know he is buddy...I know he is." I am having to wrestle a lot more without you here, I still think I hear your footsteps every morning...I know you are with me so I'll carry that feeling with me forever. If only I could have saved you. I love you little brother.

David Cruze

April 14, 2018

I love you brother. We were born on the same day in the same hospital, just mere hrs separate our birth. I have Jocelyn's name tattooed on me. I'm sorry we weren't on the best of terms when you left. I'm sorry that we won't get to make that right until I see you again. I just wish I could hug you. I love you brother. You'll always be my brother.

Jocelyn Hammond

April 14, 2018

i wish you were here dad.

Jocelyn Hammond

April 14, 2018

One day when Daddy was taking me to Tennessee, we were listening to a song and singing together. I love my Daddy.

Scott Hammond

April 10, 2018

My memory of Chris is when I took him and his dad (Terry) out on my boat for a day of fishing and we had a blast Christopher caught a old mud catfish he so tickle that he caught the first fish his dad was so proud of him that's my favorite memory of Christopher Hammond I will miss you and your dad but one day I will be up there to see you again I love you Chris, Terry and My dad Edward Hammond from your uncle Scott love you all , I will miss you all 4-10-2018

Miranda Brown (Fritts)

April 10, 2018

I met Chris on "Water Day" in kindergarten when he would not stop following me around with a Super Soaker and drenching me. He was so mischievous! We went through elementary school together as close friends, more like brother and sister. Through the years our lives changed but we have always stayed in contact. We both lived in Southern California together for awhile and him being there felt like family to me. I will miss the hikes we went on, the long talks, the way he made me laugh, and the way he always accepted all of me. A true friend. I love you Chris.

Holly and Anthony Brouwer

April 10, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you all!
With Love,
Anthony, Holly, Madeline and Morgan

Thomas & Libby Widgeon

April 10, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!

Lauren McCurdy

April 9, 2018

Chris was my first crush in elementary school. He had an infectious smile and was never in a bad mood. I still look back fondly on all the times he made me laugh so hard milk came out my nose. I'll miss him. My deepest sympathies and prayers to his family and friends.

Deanna Rikli

April 8, 2018

My heart is broken. I love you always, Chris. Although I'm relieved your suffering is over, my heart will always wish for you to be here. I will always keep you close to me. Always.