Mr. Randall Weaver Hammons, age 95, of Canaan, Indiana, entered this life on January 30, 1926 in Trimble County, Kentucky. The son of the late James Owen and Carrie Bruce King Hammons, both of whom preceded him in death. He passed away at Silver Memories Health Care at Rexville, September 29th at 9:35 a.m., peacefully with his daughter at his side.
He was raised in Trimble County, attending school there. He was united in marriage on September 2, 1944 in Trimble County, Kentucky to Mildred Lucille McDole, who passed away October 3, 2003. They resided in Trimble County, until 1960, when they purchased a farm between Cross Plains and Bear Branch, Indiana, residing there most of their married life.
Randall, farmed his entire life, while working in a factory for most of that time. In earlier years, he was employed at Charlestown Powder Plant, and the U.S. Shoe factory in Madison. After moving to Indiana, besides milking cows and farming, raising horses, corn, soybeans, and tobacco, he was employed at the same time for many years at Grote, Mfg in Madison, Indiana, where he was a supervisor over the Injection Molding department. Leaving his employment with Grote, Mfg., in 1974 he started his own injection molding manufacturing, Versailles Plastics, Inc., located in Versailles, Indiana, and shortly after, started a second injection molding plant, Osgood Manufacturing, Inc., located in Osgood, Indiana, until his retirement. After retirement, he went into the excavating business, operating bulldozers and backhoes, and later helped his son, Nathan C. Hammons with his excavating business, until Nathan's passing.
Randall enjoyed coon hunting, all his life. He was still following his hounds into the woods at age 90. His other hobbies were working his huge draft horses in the woods dragging logs and competing in horse pulling events, fishing, and his favorite past time in recent years, was playing cards twice a week with all the neighborhood "good ole" boys at Rexville, Indiana.
Randall will be greatly missed by his sons, Larry Hammons of Madison, Indiana, Randy and wife, Jane Hammons of Canaan, Indiana, and loving daughter Vickie and husband George Riggs of Versailles, Indiana; daughter-in-laws: Martha (Nathan) Hammons of Canaan, Indiana and Carolyn Hammons of Canaan, Indiana; his grandchildren Regina Hammons, Andy Hammons, Tracy Hammons, Brent Hammons, Jason and his wife, Elizabeth Smith, Nathan (Nate) Hammons, Natalie Hammons; Jordan Hammons, and Justin Hammons. His step-grandchildren, Jeremy (Mandy) Riggs and Nate (Erin) Riggs. He had 20 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; raised as his own children, Brian Bladen of Madison and Tina Bladen of Muncie; his brother-in-law, Vernon "Darrell" Mahoney of Madison, Indiana; sister-in-law, Margaret Jean McDole (Dallas) of Madison; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: James Owen and Carrie Bruce King Hammons; his son, Nathan Carroll Hammons died July 9, 1999; his brothers, Owen Edward Hammons (Daisy) and James Elmer Matthew Hammons (Francis); his sisters: Mary Louise Hammons Adams Leach, Della Evelyn Hammons Coffin (James), Martha Marie Hammons McDole (Archie), Thelma Laverne Hammons Crafton (Payne), and Lela Mae Hammons Mahoney; daughter-in-law, Marci Pyles Hammons; and long time companion, Geraldine Bladen, and her sons, Donnie & Dannie Bladen.
Reverend Aaron Snelling will conduct funeral services at 3:00 PM Sunday October 3, 2021 at Lytle Welty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison's hilltop with interment to follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Friends and family may call at Lytle Welty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, October 3, 2021.
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