Harold Dean Hammer, 70, passed away May 22, 2021, after a long illness.
He was born September 25, 1950, to Henry and Elizabeth Burke Hammer. During his working career, he worked in the construction industry and later 16 years as a truck driver at Mitchell Gold.
Harold is of the Christian faith and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He served in the Army for two years and later in the National Guard for over twenty years.
During his free time, he enjoyed tending to the cattle, watching the grandchildren play, and always enjoyed checking in on others after retirement.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Henry Hammer, and a son, Harold Joel Hammer.
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 41 years, Martha Childers; two sons, Jesse Hammer and Rusty “Jarrod” Hammer (Angel); sister, Debbie Hammer; brother, Tommy Hammer (Margaret); four grandchildren, Allison, Katie, Josie and Colton Hammer; a special friend, Stephen Childers; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 3:00-3:45 p.m., at Alexander Funeral Service. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. Rev. Keith Bowman and Rev. Steve Gunter will be officiating. Military rites will be provided by DAV Ch. 84 and Ch. 6. Inurnment will be with the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beulah Baptist Church at 336 Black Oak Ridge Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or to the DAV Ch. 84 at 582 Carrigan Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.