Jan. 29, 1917 Feb. 10, 2007
WASHINGTON Harold W. Hammock, 90, of Washington, died Saturday at the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington.
He was born Jan. 29, 1917 in Mount Vernon, Ind.
A resident of Willard, Ohio during his early youth, he attended school in Willard and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, (C.C.C.), a public works program that employed young adults during the Great Depression of the 30s and 40s. He honorably served with the Army from March 21, 1941 to Oct. 27, 1945, and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant, with a Military Occupational Specialty of Message Center Chief. He received the Good Conduct Medal; American Defense Service Medal; and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.
He retired from the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. as an Office Appliance Repairer in the Office Machine Repair Shop at the Washington Navy Yard; however, his retirement was short lived. He returned to work at the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) full time until Dec. 2003.
Known as "Ham" to many of his friends, Mr. Hammock was known for his "call sign" "N3DTZ" and was an active member of the C-Car Ham Radio Club of Washington.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Leslie Hammock (Lisa) of Willard, Ohio, Jacquelyn Smith (Leevangela) of Temple Hills, Md., Cynthia K. Hammock-Ellis, Sr. (Bill) of San Diego, Calif., Gary Hammock (Sharon) of Las Vegas, Karen Mills and Michael Hammock (Rita) of Willard, Ohio, Mark (Sandy) Hammock of Mansfield, Ohio; step daughters, Celestina Midgett of District Heights, Md. and Jacci Carter of Washington; and stepsons, Noll Carter Jr. and John Carter, of Washington and Maryland; 28 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; siblings, Lillian (Hammock) Camak of Columbus, Ohio, Dorothy (Hammock) Carmichael of Mansfield, Ohio and the late Harrison Hammock, Helen (Hammock) Matthews of West Middlesex, Pa., Alice (Hammock) Thompson of Willard, Ohio, Rose E. (Hammock) Cheeks of Columbus, Ohio, Pauline (Hammock) Bond of Mansfield, Ohio, Ivan Hammock of Dayton, Ohio and William Arthur Hammock of Mansfield, Ohio; a dear friend and companion of many years, Mrs. Yvonne Parsons of Washington, D.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Harrison Hammock and Mollie Mae (Payne) Hammock; his wife, Eula Mae (Thompson) Hammock on Willard, April 2, 1994; and Juanita E. Carter-Hammock on Dec. 13, 2000.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon Thursday at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. Elder Canty Gaddy will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Willard, Ohio.