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Obituary - The Rev. Harris Howard Hammond


Last updated 6/19/2020 at 10:51am

The Rev. Harris Howard Hammond, age 87, went to his heavenly reward June 17, 2020.

He was born to Henery Joseph and Vera Lorette (Bulman) Hammond October, 16, 1932, in Tacoma, Washington. He was raised in Plains, Montana and graduated from high school in Thompson Falls, Montana.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956.

Harris worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Napa, California, and then in Havre, Montana.

He worked between times for the U.S. Geological Survey in Rolla, Missouri.

After retirement from the post office in Havre, Montana in 1995, he moved to Portland, TX, and worked as a security officer for Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, TX. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Odem, TX.

Harris pastored the Havre United Pentecostal Church in Havre, Montana, from 1968 to 1994.

Harris is preceded in death by his parents, Henery Hammond and Vera Hammond Martin; his brother Daniel Hammond and his sister Nancy (Roy) Evans.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 64 years, Joan LaBoube Hammond of Odem, TX; daughter Carol (Craig) Stallard of Portland, TX; daughter Mary (Bill) Jordan of Spokane, WA; son Joel (Melony) Hammond of Kingsville, TX; brother-in-law John (Twila) LaBoube of Spokane, WA, and brother-in-law Paul (Naomi) LaBoube of Broken Bow, OK; seven grandchildren, Dr. Joanna (Eric) Linsteadt Jolene Stallard, Janell Stallard, Michael (Chelsea) Moore, Joel (Crystal) Moore, Jared (Araceli) Hammond and Jathan (Datha) Hammond; four great-grandchildren, Samuel and Ezekiel Linsteadt and Marshall and Clara Moore. A numerous amount of nieces and nephews are left to cherish his memories.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Del Cielo hospice for their compassionate care.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, June 19, at Limbaugh Funeral Home in Portland, TX.

Due to the spike in COVID-19 a Home Going Service will be held for ministers, wives and family only at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Calvary Lighthouse Church in Portland, TX. Masks will be required to attend. The service will be live-streamed for loved ones and friends on the church's Facebook page.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery Monday, June 21, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made in Harris Hammond's name to Faithpoint Church in Kingsville, TX.


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