Selmer Paul Hammons, age 89, of Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, Tennessee, went to his heavenly home on Monday, April 15, 2019, peacefully at his home. He was born on November 21, 1929 in Mountain City, TN to the late Andy W. and Lora Callie Simcox Hammons. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dexter Hammons; one sister, Bernice Payne. He was raised by his grandparents, Emerson and Cora Simcox from the age of 7 months, after his mother passed away.
He was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian church, where he served as Deacon and Elder for many years.
Paul worked many years as a carpenter and brick mason. He enjoyed reading the Bible, gardening and farming. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and loved helping them anytime he could.
Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 68 years, Thelma Mast Hammons; one son, Doug Hammons and wife Michaeline; one daughter, Linda Thompson and husband Charlie; grandsons, Brandon Thompson and wife Amy and Lance Hammons and Sandra; granddaughter, who adored him, Mandy Hawkins and husband Charlie; five great grandchildren, Scottie, Gracie, Izzy, Macey and Michael; brother, Elmer Hammons; sister, Viola Joines; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Mountain City Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 with Minister Joshua Giddings officiating. Eulogy will be given by Bob Heck. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Hammons Family Cemetery, located behind their home. Pallbearers will be Scottie Tester, Brandon Thompson, Lance Hammons, Charlie Hawkins, Charlie Thompson and Larry Henson. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hammons Chapel Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 349 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Selmer Paul Hammons has entrusted his service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.