OBITUARY

William "Bill" Albert Lawrence Hamm

September 13, 1939December 29, 2020

William Albert Lawrence Hamm, age 81, of Randolph, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. William “Bill” was born on September 13, 1939 to S.Q. and Agnes Hamm.

Bill was an avid reader who enjoyed gaining knowledge throughout his life. He served four years in the United States Navy and retired from Bellsouth Communications and the Hoover City School System. After retirement, his gift and enjoyment of electrical and plumbing was the pastime that he loved. He had a strength of faith and a kind and caring heart. He blessed so many and always helped everyone any time he was asked. Bill loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lillian Riffe Hamm and his 3 children: Lori Hayes (Phillip), David Hamm (Karen), Suzanne Kent (Mike). He had 6 grandchildren: John Hayes (Johanna), Cherilyn Babb, Samantha Mudderman, Tabatha Hamm, Catherine Carlton (Austin), Erin Kent and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Carlos Hamm and his sister, Marverine Holifield.

A private service will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie Holifield, Buddy Riffe, Stanley Lawley, Winford O’Neal, John Hayes, Phillip Hayes, Mike Kent, and all of his beloved nephews.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at DCH Regional Medical Center for their kindness, care, and compassion. They are true heroes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association in his honor, https://action.lung.org/site/Donation.

Services

  • Private Funeral Service

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Zoe Breugem

January 2, 2021

Love and prayers at this sad time for Lillian, the grandchildren, extended family and friends. Bill is my first cousin with his mom and my mom being sisters. Times were always great with visits along the way and especially those times at family gatherings whether in a home or at the Tabernacle Methodist Church for singings and other occasions. May God bless and comfort all the family and friends. We will miss Bill.
Zoe and Jim

Angie Barnett

December 30, 2020

Mr. Bill helped my husband and I remodel a house for our daughter that belonged to Bill's first cousin and his wife. We were able to spend a large quantity of time with him the summer and fall of 2019 while we completed the house. We grew to love Mr. Bill. Our toddler grandson, Waylon, got so familiar with Mr. Bill that he would get so excited and yell, "I see Misser Bill," when he would see him pull up in his black work truck. Mr. Bill was always smiling or teasing us about issues we thought were catastrophic, yet that turned out to be an easy fix for him. One of the wisest men we ever knew. We had already talked to him about working on some plumbing and electrical quirks in our own house at the first of the new year. God had much bigger plans for Mr. Bill! I know he surely is marveling at God's wonderful Heaven and waiting patiently for all of us to join him. Prayers to your family as you celebrate the wonderful life of our Mr. Bill!

Charlotte Dickerson

December 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy to your family. I was saddened to hear of Cousin Bill’s passing. I have pleasant memories of Bill through the years when our families would get together at Aunt Agnes’ home and then later at different times with our families. I loved Bill very much.

Catherine Carlton

December 30, 2020

You taught me so much about computers and I always enjoyed coming to visit and playing card games on your computer. I remember one of your visits to South Carolina you made us all laugh by going down the slide on the swing set! Even though we lived 5 hours away most of my life, you were always my one and only Papa. I am so glad you got to meet my children! I will always cherish the memories we have together. I love you Papa!!

Nell Barnes

December 30, 2020

My prayers for each of you
Remember Mr Hamm is not hurting anymore
He is walking on streets of gold talking with his savior
Living in a mansion
Heaven is wonderful and one day you all will be together again🙏🙏🙏

Samantha Mudderman

December 30, 2020

A few memories that I will always remember. You took me hunting for the first time of my life. We didnt see or shoot anything and it was cold but we did it together. You taught me how to drive stick shift in you black truck down the dirt road. All the family get togethers and reunions. I love you Papa and will miss you dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY