J.B. Gammon

December 26, 1925November 29, 2019

J.B. Gammon, age 93 of Old Hickory, TN passed away Nov. 29, 2019. He was born to Wiley Cephas and Lola Jane (Kemp) Gammon in Macon County, TN who precedes him in death. Also preceding him in death is his son, Lawrence Dalton Gammon; sister, Delcie Evetts; brothers, Othel Gammon and Wiley C. Gammon, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Eva Ruth (Knight) Gammon. They have resided in Old Hickory for over 65 years; daughter, Teresa Faye (Gammon) Prater and her husband Donald; son, Larry Wayne Gammon and his wife Liz (Whitely) Gammon; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gammon; grandchildren, Laura Ward (Steve), Rachel Ball (Mike), Alli Morrow (James), Stephanie Fox (Harding), Brant Prater and wife Jessica and Lester Gammon; 6 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Virgil Knight; sister-in-law, Anna Knight. J.B. was a member of Old Hickory Church of Christ. He was previously an Elder and song leader for Old Hickory Blvd Church of Christ. He was also an Elder for 16 years at Hermitage Church of Christ. He worked for and retired from Sears.

A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 am Monday, December 2, 2019 at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN with Bro. Don Loftis and Bro. August Ruff officiating. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Lester Gammon, Brant Prater, Harding Fox, Steve Ward, James Morrow and Michael Ball.

Visitation with the family will be 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019 and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Contributions in J.B.'s name may be made to Church of Christ Disaster Relief in Nashville, TN and Church of Christ Inner City Ministry.


  • Lester Gammon, Active
  • Brant Prater, Active
  • Harding Fox, Active
  • Steve Ward, Active
  • James Morrow, Active
  • Michael Ball, Active


  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 2, 2019


J.B. Gammon

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Bill Goodpasture

November 30, 2019

Sister Gammon, Sorry to hear of your loss. Bro. Gammon was a great servant of the Lord. May God be with you.

Betty "Sue" Evetts Cupples

November 30, 2019

This is,my Dear Favorite, Uncle on my moms, side.
I have been told as a small child he and my aunt spoiled me rotten.
I will always, love,and cherish the wonderful memories of him.
R I P Uncle J till we meet again someday soon.