Obituary for David Gary Hammond
David Gary Hammond , 73 , of Lexington , South Carolina passed away April 17, 2019 at Lexington Medical Center West Columbia , South Carolina . He was born on August 19, 1945 in Carrolton , Georgia to the late Leaford and Evelyn (Watson) Hammond .
Corporal David G. Hammond was a proud United States Marine Corps veteran. He served as a supply administrator in the 5th Service Battalion, 5th Marine Division during the Vietnam War. He served with honor and distinction. After serving his country, he returned home to his loving wife and family. David worked in retail management until his retirement. During his career, he served as President of the South Carolina Association of College Stores, earning his Associates in Business in 2006, and also served as Chair of the Midlands Technical College Staff Council.
When he was not working, David was an avid outdoors-man. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, hiking and traveling. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs. David's most memorable adventure was a three month RV trip to Alaska, including traversing the Top of the World Highway
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Dawn, a son John, grandchildren: Emily, Sebastian, Ellery and Duncan. He is also survived by a brother Doug and a Sister Linda.
David will be joining his daughter, Michelle, sisters: Marilyn and Patty and a brother Dennis.
Graveside Services at Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Carolina Wildlife Care, 5551 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29212.
South Carolina Cremation Society is handling the arrangements.