John Ellison Hammons, 64

John Ellison Hammons, 64, North Manchester, passed away on March 21, 2021 at his home. Born on March 18, 1957 in Newport, Ky., John was the son of the late Glen and Emma Jane (Bailey) Hammons.

On March 12, 1977 John married Patricia Hooker. During their time together, they had two children, Brian and Amanda Hammons. For over twenty years John supported the family as a truck driver for Pierceton Trucking Company. He also helped build homes and worked on construction projects. Although John worked hard, he also liked to relax with his family, especially his grandchildren. His family and friends always enjoyed his gift of storytelling, and his sense of humor brought joy to those around him. However, John would also stand up for what was right and just when it came to family.

The precious memory of John Hammons will be forever cherished by Patricia Hammons; son, Brian (Sonya) Hammons, North Manchester; daughter, Amanda (Jason) Ward, Fort Wayne; brothers, Glen (Connie) Hammons, Energy, Ill. and Ed (Sue) Purvis, Wabash; sisters, Mary Kline and Marea (Allen) Kline, both of North Manchester; two grandchildren, Kean and Keshawn Ward; and his cat Rush. John was preceded in death by his parents, Glen Hammons and Emma Jane Purvis; and brother-in-law, Ron Kline.

Family and friends may call Friday, March 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of John Hammons, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 to assist with final expenses.

The family of John Hammons has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Posted on 2021 Mar 22