Kenneth Jack Hammond, 92, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 in Poteau. Jack was born in Purcell, OK to Roy & Evelyn Hammond. Jack graduated from Purcell High School had a scholarship to play OU Football but was drafted into the US Navy the next day and he served in Puerto Rico. After his discharge he went to Abilene Christian College where he played football for a year. He then attended OU where he received a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Dolese Concrete Company for 32 yrs as General Superintendent Ready Mix Operations. While on 6 year assignment to establish Dolese in Louisiana, he received several civic awards and served as Baton Rouge Rotary President. Jack had a passion for Family and Friends, OU football, and Golf. He and Betty Jane White were married March 31, 1946. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2012. He was also preceded by siblings, Wayne Hammond, Mildred Bond, Bob Hammond, Son Hammond, Pat Snyder, and Harvey Russell Hammond.
Jack is survived by his children, Kenneth Leslie Hammond DDS & wife Susan, Kenna Lou Brown, Kimberly Lauren Campbell & husband Don; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Turner & Bill Carpenter; other relatives, loved ones and many friends.
A Memorial service will be held 10 am, Monday February 9, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Poteau, OK with Pastor Kyle Clark officiating.