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James R. Hammer
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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“Dear Ann: May Jim rest in peace. He has left so many fond memories behind that he will never be forgotten. Every once in a while something will...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bud McFadden - Rising Sun, MD

“I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to ashley, Anne,and the rest of the family I'm very glad I got to meet jim and know who he was . My...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: kimberly - elkton, MD

“I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death, Anne. I am not able to attend his services at this time but my heart and love will be with you. I will...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Loretta E. Anderson - OK

“Peace be with you "Mom" Hammer. Many happy & fond memories on Peppermint Drive with all of you. Hoping Jeannie & Mr. Hammer are having a good talk...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Finnefrock Reinhardt - MD

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: MICHELLE & BUCK ELDRETH - ELKTON, MD

“It is in the essence of life that we are to make memories that last through death. I'll keep the memories that I have of my PopPop alive so that he...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Natalie - Middletown, DE

“On April 23rd another angel got their wings. I love you and you will be missed. RIP. Love, your right hand man ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ashley - Port Deposit, MD

“I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I hope your memories of this great man will be some comfort to you. The family is in my prayers. Patty...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Hammer Towe - Gilbert, AZ

“Doug,Susie,Charlie and family,please accept Debbie and I's deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad, i know what you are going through as I just...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: doug shelley - north east, MD


James R. Hammer, 82, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away at his home on April 23, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Norton, VA on April 13, 1931, Jim was the son of the late Russell Lee and Myrtle Lucile Jones Hammer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked for 23 years of honorable federal service at Aberdeen Proving Ground as Chief of the Planners and Estimators. He also owned and operated Hammer Electric. In his younger years, he had a private pilot license and enjoyed flying out of Farmington Air Strip . He was an avid golfer that enjoyed golfing trips to St. Croix and Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and traveling. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin in the Pennsylvania mountains. He was a member of The American Legion Post 194, The National Rifle Assoc., and Bass Pro.
Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann Brooks Hammer, a daughter Dodie Knapp of Elkton; a son, Douglas Brooks of Elkton; four grandchildren, Dionne Knapp-Adkins, Natalie Knapp, Ashley Hammer and Charlie Brooks; four great grandchildren, Keith Wilson, Jr., Elle Adkins, Kaden Scott and Emme Adkins; two brothers, Douglas and Donald Hammer; and two sisters, Mary Evans and Shirley Dean. He was preceded in death by his daughter Regina Hammer, his brother Henry Hammer and his grandson Jason Brooks.
A service honoring his life will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911 on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12 noon. Friends and family may call at the funeral home beginning at 11 am. Burial will be in Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church c/o the funeral home.