OBITUARY

Kenneth Ray Hammond

September 18, 1944March 30, 2019

Kenneth Ray Hammond, 74 of Marmet passed away Saturday March 30, 2019 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Kenneth was born at Notomine in Cabin Creek, WV to the late Celcus & Juanita Midkiff Hammond. He was a graduate of East Bank High School and worked for Princess Beverly Coal Company and Pritchard Mining. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Phyllis Page, Mary Hodge and Sue Zimmerman; brothers, Albert and Darrell Hammond. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Peggy Hammond; daughters, Teri Sue (Walter) Kincaid, Wendy (Paul) Lane and Deanna (Kenny) Cooper; sons, Kenneth Ray Hammond II (Julie) and Steven Hammond (Kristina); sister, Noami (James) Hammond; eight grandchildren. At Kenneth’s request, cremation has been honored and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth Ray Hammond

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David Halstead

April 14, 2019

Remember when I didn't need you? Well, I need you now, to hold my head up high and say "It's all better, child. " Remember when I was along and crying out? "You will be missed, but you're all better now."

I wish I would've come to see you more often. But I guess in my head I just had all the time in the world, that you weren't going anywhere. I don't think the thought ever crossed my mind that you'd actually be gone someday. You aren't supposed to be gone now, and I hate that you are. I hate that I didn't come around as much as I should've. I hate that I didn't get to make any more memories with you. I cherish the ones that I do have now more than ever. It's just hard to fathom that this is happening. I'm so proud and grateful that you are my pawpaw and gave me an unconditional love. I hope I have the chance to make you proud of me. Hopefully, when the time comes we can talk and catch up. Hopefully, I have plenty of interesting things to tell you...

But until then, get some rest pawpaw. You fought so hard and you deserve the ease. I love you pawpaw and I'm going to miss you always until I get the chance to see you again.

george WILSON

April 3, 2019

I am sorry for Kenny loss he will be greatly miss by me. I met Kerry about 15 years ago at Myrtle Beach he always had a good word for you. We always had a great time hanging out at the trailers me working on a project and Kenny supervision me. Making sure that I was doing it Right. I will surly miss his guidance and wisdom when I am down at Myrtle Beach. I have so many memories of Kenny tell stories adding his personal touches to everything. I would always tell that I no when he in the trailer Peggy is the real boss!!!!! (so he need to watch what he is saying). He was acting like Ralph on the Honeymooners. I love having time with Kenny when I was their by myself when he was working that one summer! Peggy, Sorry for your Hope to see you down South in our home away from home!!!!
George Wilson

Cynthia Wilson

April 3, 2019

Dear Peggy and Family,
We are going to miss Kenny's company as our dear friend and neighbor at Myrtle Beach. Thank you for all the memories and love we have felt over the years from the both of you. Cyndi & George Wilson.

Tom Daddysman

April 3, 2019

Met Kenny and his brother in law Donald (Rocky) at storage auctions such a nice person always had a great sense of humor he brightened my day when I saw him wish I would have met him sooner he will be deeply missed

Mike Claytor

April 3, 2019

Worked for Kenny at Princess Beverly. Good boss. Treated me well. Didn’t hover. Had a lot of fun with the man. Sorry for you loss. Mike- Strange Creek WV