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Timothy W. Hammonds

January 27, 1952 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 70)

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Timothy W.  Hammonds, 70, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, KY.

He was born in Lafayette, IN on January 27, 1952 to the late Garrett M., Sr. and Iva Mae Hammonds.  When he was five years old, he moved with his family to his father’s birthplace, Earlington, KY.  Tim was a 1970 graduate of Earlington High School and was a 1972 graduate of Lockyear Business College in Evansville, IN.

Tim began working at Cates Olds-Cadillac, Inc. in Madisonville, KY in June of 1972. He worked in the position of business manager. He later worked as an accountant for Groves Electric in Madisonville, KY.

He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1972, and left for basic training at Fort Jackson, SC in 1973. Tim served six years in the Army Reserve.

Tim married Debra (Debbie) Kay Knight on November 3, 1972 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Madisonville, KY.

Tim attended Earlington First Christian Church. He loved golf, had won the Eli Barron Golf Tournament twice, and had set course records at local golf courses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Hammonds and his two brothers, Garrett M. Hammonds, Jr. and Michael Shepherd.

Tim is survived by his daughter, Leslie Arrington and her husband, Matthew, of Stanwood, WA; his son, Jason Hammonds of Madisonville, KY; his sister, Glenda Lutz of Madisonville, KY; mother-in-law, Doris Knight; sister-in-law, Cheri Bennett and her husband, Gregory; three grandchildren, Aidan, Zoey, and Brayden; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY with Stephen Patterson officiating and burial with Military Rites performed by the 101St Airbourne Ft. Campbell will be held graveside at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville, KY.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Contribution envelopes will be made available at the funeral home.

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May 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Memorial Service
May 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Burial with Military Rites
May 29, 2022

Odd Fellows Cemetery
805 W. Center St.
Madisonville, KY 42431

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