Graveside services for Mr. Tommy Edward Hammons, 90, of Ringling are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Military burial honors will be performed by Fort Sill Casualty Team. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ringling.

 


Graveside services for Mr. Tommy Edward Hammons, 90, of Ringling are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Military burial honors will be performed by Fort Sill Casualty Team. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ringling.


Tommy was born Feb. 15, 1919, to the late Mr. Tom Hammons and Mrs. Eva Alberta “Tinnie” (Albin) Hammons. He departed this life Sunday evening, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home in Ringling.


Tommy was raised in the Ringling area, residing mostly at Center Point. He joined the United States Army on July 1, 1940, at Fort MacArthur in California. He served honorably for four years as a barber stationed in Alaska and was discharged Jan. 21, 1944. He married the former Ms. Audrey V. McLain March 22, 1944, at El Paso, Texas. Residing at Ringling, Tommy initially worked as a barber and then later became employed with Rockland Oil Co. as a pumper, retiring after 40 years of employment.


Tommy was a devoted Ringling Blue Devil football fan. He never missed a game from 1945 to 2003. He was always at the games “The First Fan in The Stand” and also made many practices.

He was a big supporter of OU football, often attending games and had also held season tickets. Tommy was a member of the Church of Christ of Ringling.


Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Ronnie Hammons, Sept. 28, 2002; brother, Webster “Winkum” Hammons; sister, Nanny Ellen Fore and one infant brother.


Survivors include his loving wife, Audrey of the home; two sons, Gary Hammons and wife, Helen of Ringling; Johnny Hammons and wife, Ann of Ardmore; sister, Rose Wilson of Healdton; seven grandchildren, Gary Lynn Hammons, Dustin Hammons and wife, Stephanie, Ty Hammons, Trey Hammons, Trent Hammons, Holly Bates and husband, Greg and Catherine Hopkins; five great- grandchildren, Tyson Hammons, Tuff Hammons, Wes Davis, Jaxon July Hammons and James Briar Hammons; numerous nieces and nephews and other family.


Casket bearers will be Gary Lynn Hammons, Dustin Hammons, Ty Hammons, Trey Hammons, Trent Hammons, Greg Bates, and Peck Pemberton.


Honorary bearer named will be Alf Butler.


A special THANK YOU to the following: Cross Timbers Hospice; Dr. Joe Hamill and Dr. Lauren Southward; sister-in-law, Theresa Provence; nurses, Stephanie Hammons, Dorothy Beames, Tina Bass, Regina Shurbet and Judy Bamburg.


Donations may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C St. N.W., Ardmore, OK 73401.


Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home in Ringling.


A book of memories has been established at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org for condolences and remembrances.