Condon Ralph ‘Connie’ Hammon
December 27, 2011
Funeral for Condon Ralph “Connie” Hammon, 79, will be Fri., Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with his nephew Kip Faught and Pastor Roger Jenkins officiating.
Burial will be in New Friendship Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thur., Dec. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hammon died Tues., Dec. 27, 2011. He was born Dec. 21, 1932, in Morgan County to James Daniel Hammon and Lonnie Bell Williams Hammon. He was a U. S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War, and worked for Fruehauf in Ohio after the war. He and his wife and son relocated to Alabama in 1957 to take advantage of the GI Bill, working at service stations as well as attending vocational school to become an electrician. During the space race, he was employed by Brown Engineering and worked on the development of the Saturn V, leaving in 1968 to form Hammon Electric Co. with his twin brother Kenneth. Following Kenneth’s death, he closed the business and joined his son Gary at EPIC Design and Contracting where he worked until his death.
He was a member of Central Park Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #29, a Shriner and a founding member of the Alabama State Trooper Auxiliary Patrol and the Decatur Electrical/Mechanical Contractor’s Association.
His lifelong interest in politics mirrored his involvement in several George Wallace campaigns and being instrumental in the elections and re-elections of both David Sandlin as sheriff and Dick Fleming as chairman of the Morgan County Commission.
He is remembered by all for his common sense, humor and wit as well as his extensive electrical knowledge.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Norma Jean Delmore Hammon; his parents; and six brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by a son, Gary Hammon and wife Diann; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Zimmerman and husband Micah, Emily Manderson and husband Philip and Emerald Hammon.
Pallbearers will be nephews Micky Hammon, Ricky Hammon, Bill Hammon, Eddie Hammon, Ronnie Hammon and David Hammon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.