Martin Leon Hammett Jr.
Jan. 21, 1935 – July 10, 2019
FERRIDAY— Services for Martin Leon Hammett Jr., 84, of Clayton, who died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his residence, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Young’s Funeral Home Ferriday Chapel with the Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Hammett was born Jan. 21, 1935, in Natchez, the son of Martin Leon Hammett Sr. and Annie Sturdivant Hammett.
He lived in Clayton for more than 43 years. He spent his life working in real estate and spent 35 years farming with this son. He was an avid A&P mechanic and pilot. He loved to work with his hands and did so up until his last day. In his spare-time he enjoyed hanging out at the airport, a passion he shared with his son, and spending time with his great-grandchildren.
Hammett was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Cheryl Hammett Everhart.
Survivors include one son, Martin Hammett and wife, Dianne, of Clayton; five grandchildren, Dennis Hammett and wife, Stephanie, Ashley Jones and husband, Richard, and Brittany Hammett and fiancé, Michael, all of Splendora, Texas, Nicole Kossum and husband, Brain, and Brandon Welch and wife, Lacey, all of Vidalia; one step-grandson, Rodney Temple of Natchez; 12 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Paisley, Colten, Hunter, Kynzlee, Averie, Caden, Walker, Presley, Sky, Stormi, and Sable; and one step-great-great-grandchild, Kaylan.
Pallbearer will be David Brey, Chris Gibson, Brian Kossum, Ray Skates, Mike Thompson and Tony Thornhill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Adams, Jimmy Darden, David Eames, Jerry Herring, Martin Nelson, Brandon Welch and Charles Yates.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at youngsfh.com.