James Allen Hammer, of Garrison, Texas passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in Garrison, Texas. He was born on January 23, 1941, in Houston , Texas to the late Calvin Hammer and Nellie Mozelle (Thornton) Hammer. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas with Bro. Clint Williams and Bro. Bobby Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery, Fm 2667, Timpson, Texas.
Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 AM at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Garrison.
James was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated Smiley High School, Houston, Texas. He went to police cadet school following graduation. James joined the Houston Police Department and spent over 20 years with them before retiring. He met the love of his life, Helen Hancock, through Helen’s cousin, Darrell Lunsford, and the two were married on April 11, 1964. The two have spent over 57 wonderful years together before his passing. As James protected the citizens in Houston he had multiple opportunities to work security at the Astrodome and escort prominent people such as, Elvis Presley, and numerous important officials from other countries as well as the United States. James was a hard working individual. Those that knew James knew he could serve as an electrician, plumber, and fix just about anything. He enjoyed working on his tractor and spending time outdoors. James immensely loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports, cheering them on every opportunity he could. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved the Lord and served him through throughout his life. James was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen (Hancock) Hammer; his daughter Michelle (Hammer) Rodriguez; sons, Michael Hammer and wife Sheryl and Mark Hammer and wife Tracy; grandchildren, Micah West and husband Shane, Kade Hammer and wife Kim, Ashley O’Connell, Makenzi Hammer, Noah Hammer, Cameron Rodriguez and wife Kaily, Carson Rodriguez and Chace Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Mason Hammer, Emmalyn West and Gemma O’Connell; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
James is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Nellie Hammer; brothers, Douglas Hammer and LaRoy Hammer.
Pallbearers serving will be Cade Hammer, Noah Hammer, Cameron Rodriguez, Carson Rodriguez, Chace Rodriguez, and Byron Hancock.
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