Herman Hammonds

Herman Hammonds, 83, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Northwest Health - La Porte.


Herman was born on July 18, 1938 in Cookeville, TN, to Horace Ervin and Auda (Woolbright) Hammonds.


On November 22, 1958, Herman married Gail Joyce Kerchner who preceded him in death.  Later on May 22, 1999 in La Porte, IN, he married Debra Kay Snyder-Mattozzi who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Kathy Gregorich of Granger, Wanda Stone-Burkhart of La Porte, Rebecca Mills of La Porte, Pam (Rick) Holbrook of St. Pete Beach, FL, and Jeff (Lori) Hammonds of Loxley, AL; 2 stepdaughters, Kimberly Spencer of New Carlisle and Sandra (Mat) Ernst of Rolling Prairie; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great, great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Hammonds of TN; half-sisters, Joy Hughes of La Porte and Barbara Russell of FL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Gail Joyce Hammonds; brothers, Truman and  Demas Hammonds; sister, Francis Smith; half-brother, Gene Hammons; granddaughter, Susan E. Stone; and sons-in-law, Mike Gregorich, Jerry Mills, and Chuck Burkhart.


Herman was an auto body repairman.  He enjoyed antique cars, watching/playing volleyball, gardening, dancing, and general yard work.  Herman mostly enjoyed spending time with family.


A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. 


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made in memory of Herman to the NewDay Foundation, P.O. Box 13, LaPorte, IN 46352-0013.  NewDay Foundation is a local foundation that aims "to help cancer patients as they struggle with the everyday challenges of treatments and the obstacles that they may face."


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