He was preceded in death by his wife, Redith Ann Hammett; parents, P.D. Hammett & Effie Hammett; and sister, Gwen. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Gail Laree Hammett; son Danny Hammett, wife Bonnie of Jarrell, TX; son Aubrey Hammett, wife Karol of Thorndale, TX; daughter Joanna Laree of Coupland, TX; 3 bonus sons, Andrew, Michael, & David Baker. He was known as Papa and Poppie by his 14 grandkids & 16 great-grandkids.
Bennie served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet aircraft mechanic in the 1950’s. After discharge from the Air Force, he went into electric trade working for his brother-in-law at Maxwell Electric, eventually to become an electric inspector for the City of Austin. After a few years, he started his own company, Hammett Electric, and operated it for 50 years.
Bennie raised quarter horses with his family and was a member of the AQHA and NCHA. He was involved in calf roping and team roping. He really enjoyed showing horses in the quarter horse shows, winning many trophies in the ring for showing western pleasure, halter, & cutting. Family was always a very big part of Bennie’s life. He enjoyed bragging to everyone about his kids & grandkids. They were the pride of his eyes and heart.
A Funeral Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville, TX on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with the committal service immediately following at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery. After the conclusion of the committal service, the family has invited everyone to join them back at the church for a time of food and fellowship.
James "Red" Patterson