Mr. Don Hammons, 87, of Heidrick, passed away Thursday evening, May 4, 2023 at his home. He was the son of the late Matt and Jean Hubbard Hammons born on January 14, 1936 at Heidrick.

Don was a retired sales manager with Kern’s Bakery and a devoted member of the Heidrick Holiness Church. He loved gardening, fishing and cheering on UK basketball team. He enjoyed attending his great-grandchildren’s ball games. In his younger days, he played on the Barbourville Governors baseball team and was the self proclaimed best short stop.

On May 11, 1960, he united in marriage with Nola Faye Blevins and to this union two children were born.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Aubrey, Ralph, S. J. and Homer Hammons; sisters, Joyce Hammons, Margaret Callebs, Jane Dunning, Vivian Borowski, Florence Owens and Ailene Stocks; brothers-in-law, Ricky Blevins, Frank Merida, Johnny Root, Stan Borowski, Junior Owens and Larry Dunning; a sister-in-law, Mary Hammons; parents-in-law, J. D. and Nannie Blevins and special life-long friends, Gooder and Joyce McWilliams.

Survivors include his loving wife of almost 63 years, Faye Hammons of Heidrick; children, Rev. Donnie “Duke” Hammons and wife, Delora, and Sheila Terrell and husband, Tim, all of Heidrick; sister, Geraldine Brewer and husband, Larry, of Warren, MI; a brother, Dave Hammons and wife, Jan, of Barbourville; grandchildren, Tiffany Loveless and husband, Stephen and Tabitha Frederick and husband, Shawn, all of Heidrick and Jonathan Hammons of Barbourville; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Gunner Jones, Anthony Loveless and Timberly, Braylen and Brylee Frederick; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Kay Blevins, Burchell and Rita Blevins, Claudia Merida, Brenda Root, Ersel Wayne and Ruth Blevins, Gary and Kathy Blevins, Sidney and Loretta Blevins and Robert and Jennifer Cobb; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 4 P.M. with Rev. Herbie Hoskins and Rev. Tommy Frazier officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Doolin Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be his nephews and friends.  Serving as honorary bearers will be Greg Fisher, Jerry Carey, Jack Ketchum, Wendall Hinkle, Shelby Stewart, Mark Moren, Hoss Tuggle, Doug Logan and his church family.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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