John C. Hammond

September 16, 1962June 20, 2018

John C. Hammond, 55, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The son of the late James M. and Betty Jo Bratcher Hammond, John was born September 16, 1962 in New Albany. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Will Long. John never met a stranger. He loved fishing and hunting, and was a loyal I.U. and Cincinnati Bengals fan. His wit and sense of humor will be missed by many. Survivors include his children, Miranda Rose Hammond, John Wayne Hammond, and Ciarra Ems; siblings, Sheila Jo Hammond (Brad Goforth), Don C. Hammond (Michelle), Barbara J. Sillings (Todd), and Larry J. “Jim” Hammond (Terri Kay Jordan); nieces and nephews, Natalie Jo Hentrup (BJ), Levi Goforth, Layton Goforth, Alex Goforth, Elizabeth Iredale, Matt Hammond, Alex Hammond, Lara Jo Hammond, and Angie Long.

Cremation was chosen. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to


  • Miranda Rose Hammond, Daughter
  • John Wayne Hammond, Son
  • Ciarra Ems, Daughter
  • Sheila Jo (Brad Goforth) Hammond, Sister
  • Don C. (Michelle) Hammond, Brother
  • Barbara J. (Todd) Sillings, Sister
  • Larry J. "Jim" (Terri Kay Jordan) Hammond, Brother
  • Natalie Jo (BJ) Hentrup, Niece
  • Levi Goforth, Nephew
  • Layton Goforth, Nephew
  • Alex Goforth, Nephew
  • Elizabeth Iredale, Niece
  • Matt Hammond, Nephew
  • Alex Hammond, Nephew
  • Lara Jo Hammond, Niece
  • Angie Long, Niece
  • Betty Jo Bratcher Hammond, Mother
  • James M. Hammond, Father
  • Will Long, Nephew


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Christy Yost

July 10, 2018

Just a few photos of John and his kids. He loved them all so much!

Christy Yost

July 10, 2018

Christy Yost

July 10, 2018

Betty Ervin

July 8, 2018

I have a memory of a Christmas several years ago. It makes me smile. John was my son-in-law. Sam and I bought him a custom made, hand wrapped fishing rod with his name on it. He was like a child. He started jumping around and clapping his hands. He grabbed me and kissed my cheek. He said " You actually thought about what you bought me." I get lots of gifts that have had no thought put into them. He ran downstairs and got his reel, put it on and pretended to fish in the yard. The pond was frozen.
John was a unique combination of looks, charisma and charm. He could sell ice cubes to Eskimos and have them coming back for more. He also made the best fried crappie EVER!!! Best fish I've ever eaten.

Rest in Eternal Peace John

Elizabeth Baumgardner

July 5, 2018

so many laughs over Barney the purple dinosaur
so many games of holiday poker and
in such a short amount of time
you are a great friend to my stepdad waiting to see you and have a drink like old times.
and know you were loved by many

Christy Yost

July 5, 2018

I dated and was married to John for 12 years. We had two children together (Miranda Rose & John Wayne). I met John through my dad. He was my dad's insurance man. Dad hated when John would say he'd pay dads insurance policy if he'd let us date.
There was never any doubt he loved his family. John had three children and loved them all very much.
I will miss John's sense of humor the most. He was one of the funniest people I've ever met.
He could walk into a room of strangers and you would think everyone had known him for years. By the time he was ready to leave the room would be chanting his name. He could always make me laugh, even when I was wanting to punch him in the face.
He had the biggest personality I've ever known.
He loved his hunting, fishing, suntanning & beer.
His legacy of looks and sense of humor will live on in his children. They remind me of him everyday.
I will miss him greatly!
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Hammond family.

Keith Bube

June 26, 2018

To The Hammond Family,
I am so sorry to hear about John. I had the privilege of being one of John's wrestling coaches when he was at Providence. Besides being a good wrestler he so funny to be around. He always made you laugh. May the many wonderful memories of John comfort you during this difficult time. Your family is in my prayers.
Keith Bube

D. F.

June 25, 2018

To the beloved family and relatives, I know that the passing of John was a painful ordeal. May the memories of him and the love he shared be always cherished on your hearts, and may the God peace and of comfort be with the family during this most difficult time.