Eugene Glenn Hammond, Jr., 81, of Hixson, died on Friday, January 4, 2008 at a local hospital.
He was born July 14, 1926, in Piedmont, Al., to Eugene and Flora Wester Hammond.
He served in the Navy in World War II aboard the USS Curtiss, in the South Pacific.
He became a certified welder; he worked for Dupont and Bowater. He was considered the best welder in this region. He welded special projects across the country. He is best known for owning Genes Bait and Tackle Shop and he also ran an antique shop.
Mr. Hammond was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Flora Hammond and a sister, Ruth H. Green.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anna Humble Hammond; two daughters, Faye (Jay) Stack, Jane (Bill) Stragand; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Nora) Sullivan, Melanie (Shane) Reynolds, Amy (Michael) Foster; four grandchildren, Autumn and Brent Sullivan, Olivia Micka, and Wyatt Reynolds; one niece, Brenda S. Cox of Rossville; two great-grandchildren due in the spring, and many special friends.
Pallbearers will be Mark Stewart, Rene’ Vasquez, Michael Foster, Ronnie Sunderland, Shane Reynolds, and Brandon Wood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rick Metcalf officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the North Chapel.
Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.