Elmer Hammond, 77 of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born on June 6, 1944 in Liberty to William Hammond and Mary Bell Dunn.

On January 21, 1984 he married Edith Rhodes in Kerrville, Tennessee.

Elmer was a beloved husband, a great father, and a cherished grandpa. He enjoyed fishing and attending church. He loved playing music, building his guitars, and “fixing” lawn mowers. (when he wasn’t cutting his fingers off.) He brought joy to everyone who was around him. One time he had agreed to play a game. Charlene had told him to draw 3 circles on a piece of paper. She then told him to close his eyes and picture himself skiing downhill and he had to miss the poles he had drawn. As soon as he started Charlene hit him in the head and he fell backwards into the chair. He opened his eyes, got up, and looked at his paper and said “Well, I guess I did hit a pole!” He would take all the grandkids fishing and when we got bored, him and grandma would give us boards, nails, and a hammer to build crosses with. Or stopping in Abington on the way home from church to get a snack cake and walking back home to Brownsville. Even riding in a car with grandpa was a story. He never really got the hand of it, and the older he got the more fun it became. I’m sure with all of our memories he will be keeping us smiling and laughing for times to come.

He leaves behind, his loving wife of 41 years, Edith Hammond; his 7 children, Becky (Aggie) Hammond, Craig (Debby) Hammond, Mark (Hilda) Earles, Kenny Earles, Charlene Sturgeon, Joyce (Mike) Louden, Betty Earles, his 20 grandchildren, Lacy, McKayla, Austin, Brandt (Misty) Earles, Jarod Earles, Danielle (Jon) Hayes, Kacy (Ej) Stelle. Kody Clark, Krystal (Jeremy) Matthews, Ky Clark, Megan (Patrick) Mcdonald, Ruthie Earles, Seth Earles, Merideth Earles, Samantha (Andy) Abner, Brittany (Cj) Bentley, Jessica (Sam) Johnson, Cheryl Moats

Ricky Jo Moats and Patrick (Heather) Moats; his 27 great-grandchildren, with 2 on the way. Many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Hammond and mother Mary Dunn and 2 grandchildren Shane Christian and Kandi Dillon.

Visitation for Elmer will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St. Liberty, Indiana 47353. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tim Denny officiating. Burial will follow in Richland Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.