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Marion Baptist Church
Saturday June 1st, 2019

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Christopher Neal Hammond


Christopher Neal Hammond, age 52, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

Chris was just Chris, complicated yet simple. He grew up in Marion, attended Marion Baptist Church, graduated and went into the U. S. Navy where he served on the USS Moosbrugger. Chris loved his country and his President. He was proud of his service. He enjoyed his metal music and wanted everyone else to enjoy it as well. While working with Dish Network, he could use his gift for  technology. Chris had a great sense of humor and loved his family, friends and God. His faith was strong. In his life Chris did many things, but his proudest accomplishment was the birth and life of his son, Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and brother, Todd Saufley.

Chris is survived by his son, Tyler Grant Hammond of Ceres, Va.; mother, Ann Saufley and husband, Richard of Marion, Va.; father, Vince Hammond of The Villages, Fla.; Sisters, Cheryl Hammond of Fairfax, Va. and Jackie Saufley Smith and husband, Jeremiah of Sugar Grove, N.C.; step-brother, Chris Saufley and wife, Kimberly of Draper, Va.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and best friend and girlfriend, Caroline Dickson of Marion, Va.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Marion Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Stewart officiating. Private burial will be held at Wassum Cemetery in Atkins, Va. with military rites conducted by U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends following the service with a meal in the church fellowship hall.

To share memories of Christopher Neal Hammond, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Christopher’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion Va. 24354.

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Vince & family. So deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Peter.

Peter Mills Jun 3 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Chris for many years at Kentucky Derby. He was always such a sweet guy. He loved Beavis and Butthead and even named his cat Beavis. He was always there to help in anyway he could.. I haven't seen him in years but often thought about our time together at work.... Very sad to see him gone. My sincerest condolences to his family...

Nancy Lambert Jun 2 2019 12:00 AM

Caroline, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts & prayers. If you need anything, pm me.

Sherrie Love May 30 2019 12:00 AM

the first time i met CHRIS in 1977 at Marion Baptist Church we became good friends even HIGH SCHOOL i surely remember him always my prayers and thoughts goes out to his family

Barry Blevins May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Ann and family. So sorry for your loss. Please know all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP fellow shipmate. God bless

Regina Austin Bowman May 28 2019 12:00 AM

Chris Haynie May 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christopher Hammond

Chris Haynie May 28 2019 12:00 AM

Hello, My name is Chris Haynie I was in the Navy with Chris aboard the USS Moosbrugger. I want to say how sorry I am and hope your all's hearts heal some day as i know a piece of my heart is gone forever. Chris was my best bud from the Navy we talked and video chatted quite a bit. Chris and I were like 2 peas in a pod we could talk for hours about anything. I williss his laugh and awesome sense of humor. Again I am so sorry for your lost.

Chris Haynie May 28 2019 12:00 AM

Bonnie Haga May 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christopher Hammond

Bonnie Haga May 28 2019 12:00 AM

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