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Leon Marrs Hammer, 74, of Glasgow, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
He was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Monroe County, to the late William Henry Hammer and Locie Mae Page Hammer. He was owner and operator of Leon M. Hammer Trucking, retired truck driver, president of KY ANA Milk Haulers Association, member of board of directors at National Federation MHA and of the Baptist faith.
He was united in marriage on July 7, 1961, to the former Patricia Ann Keen.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hammer, of Glasgow; three sons, Edward Hammer and wife, Gina, of Glasgow, Richard Hammer and wife, Trudy, of Maryville, Tenn., and Michael Hammer and wife, Karen, of Crestwood; one daughter, Shelia Ann Strange and husband, Todd, of Glasgow; one brother, Harley Hammer, of Beech Grove, Ind.; one sister, Evelyn Bowles and husband, Wallace, of Louisville; four sisters-in-law, Glaydene Hammer, of Mississippi, Nell Hammer, of Summer Shade, Dean Hammer, of Indiana, and Nita Hammer, of Glasgow; 10 grandchildren: Jason, Joshua, David, Sara, Ashley, Hannah and Emily Hammer, Tyler, Trevor and Taylor Strange; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Elodie Hammer; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers: Reggie, Herman Reed, Truman, Sam, Clyde and James Hammer.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Old Mount Hermon Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart or Kidney Association.
Published on January 31, 2017
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