John Palmer "Johnny" Hammond

Born in Benton, IL

Resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. John Palmer “Johnny” Hammond of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Mr. Hammond was born in Benton, IL, on June 26, the son of Leslie F. Hammond and Wilma Storey Hammond. He served in the Navy SEALs. Mr. Hammond was a singer and song writer, studio musician, actor, entertainer, and an ordained minister. He was the pastor of Gloryland Church. The Hammond Brothers were inducted into the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame on October 12, 2013. He was a martial arts instructor. Mr. Hammond will be remembered the most for his loving heart toward others. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hammond was preceded in death by a son, John Palmer “JP” Hammond, Jr.; five brothers, Carney, Jimmy, Timmy, Paul and Alvin; and a sister, Lorraine Beall.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Chusnadi Hammond, to whom he was married on September 10, 2004; four brothers, Gale (Teresa) Hammond, Dale Hammond, Billy (Betty) Hammond, and C.J. (Annette) Easter; and two sisters, Wilma Anne (Frawley) Smith and Joy Griffin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 1:00 P.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Graveside and Entombment services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., Cypher Cemetery in Whittington, IL.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home and Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 12:00 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. at Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, IL.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com.

5 Comments to John Palmer "Johnny" Hammond

  1. Tracy Duncan
    January 11, 2019 9:09 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a talented .his own and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dale and Gale at this time. My lo e to you both.

  2. Joyce Vance
    January 12, 2019 2:54 pm

    Dale, Gale and all the family. I heart breaks for all of u. My prayers will be with you, I’m sorry I cannot be there to celebrate with you, but I will be seeing u soon with love and sympathy.
    Love u guys

  3. Joyce Vance
    January 12, 2019 2:56 pm

    Dale, Gale and all the family. I heart breaks for all of u. My prayers will be with you, I’m sorry I cannot be there to celebrate with you, but I will be seeing u soon with love and sympathy.
    Love u guys.

  4. Steve Farmer
    January 14, 2019 10:36 am

    <3 Revel in the glories of heaven my dear friend and brother! You probably now realize far more than we do that we'll be there with you in less than a snap! See you again, Johnny! <3

    Oowa oowa, my "pan-brother"! 😉

  5. Brady
    January 16, 2019 7:13 pm

    We will miss you Johnny, for the short time we knew you as one of our pastors at Gloryland, your heart, dedication and passion for the Lord really showed through your work and testimonies. It was you and your brothers that proved to us God wants us to succeed and be happy in life no matter what it will bring us. As your brother in Christ, I will say we love you and pray that you watch over the Church, your loved ones and everyone you’ve ever met. God Speed, we will meet again. The Pennsylvania crew, Hedrick family.

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