Graveside services for Robert "Bobby" Holland Hammond, 79, of Mayesville, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery, 820 Beulah Church Road in Camden, SC. Rev. Brian Peake, minister of Mayesville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Mayesville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 141, Mayesville, SC 29104 or Beulah United Methodist Church, 1410 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Robert Holland "Bobby" Hammond passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was born on November 21, 1934 in Camden, SC, the son of the late Sarah Moseley Hammond and Jessie Holland Hammond, Jr. He was graduated from Frontbonne College in St. Louis, MO, with a BA degree and was a 1969 graduate of Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL.
He served 12 years on active duty in Army Airborne as a Staff Sergeant and 8 years in the Naval reserves. During this time, he served on MH-60K Special Operations, Operation Desert Storm with Special Operation Aircraft and the P-3 Orion, NIGHT STALKERS 160 Special Operations aviation Regiment (Airborne) and many other special projects. He was a certified flight instructor and an airline transport pilot.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Jane Curry Hammond and his brother, Charles T. Hammond and his wife, Jennie and predeceased by his sister, Sara R. Hammond. He was a loving father to his children; Michael Hammond and wife, Terri, Mark Hammond and wife, Kim, Michelle Hammond-Beville and husband, Bryan; and stepchildren; Jennifer Cable and William Blackwell and wife, Sabrina. Bobby was a proud grandfather to thirteen and great-grandfather to six.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hammond family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.