Kenneth B. Hammond, Jr.
Kenneth B. Hammond, Jr. passed away peacefully, at Tobey Hospital on April 8, 2022, after a brief illness.
Kenneth, or as some knew him as "Kenny" or "Ken," was born on August 29, 1940, to his parents, Kenneth B. Hammond Sr., and Lena Eva (Andrews) Hammond, who predeceased him.
Ken was a lifelong Wareham resident. He graduated from Wareham High School in 1958. In 1959 he enlisted the United States Airforce, where he was an aircraft mechanic. His dream was to become a pilot someday.
In 1962 he married his best friend and true love, Sandra Tirrell from Rochester, Massachusetts.
Ken was employed by Revere Copper and Brass in 1963 and remained there for 11 years; he also would work nights at Decas Cranberry Company when needed. Back in the 1950s, when Ken was a young boy, he could often be found working alongside his father, Ken Hammond Sr., at the AD Makepeace Cranberry Company. They undoubtedly never realized that in the mid to late 1970s, he would return to work there for the rest of his professional career as a supervisor of the AD Makepeace Barn Crew. Ken retired in 2000 but returned to the Makepeace Company, working part-time for many years after.
Fall was Ken's favorite time of the year, especially during the cranberry harvest. Whether he was actively involved in harvesting the crop or just visiting the harvest crews, you could often find him at a cranberry bog during this time.
Ken loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. When Ken was home, he liked spending his free time outside in his yard. He could often be found puttering in his shed, doing projects around the home, caring for his feathered friends or playing with his puppy Callie.
He loved camping, fishing, traveling to Florida or visiting friends in Maine. He was a lifetime member of the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club and Elks Lodge #0073.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sandra (Tirrell) Hammond; daughters Cheryl, her husband Gary Weston, and Shelby Smith; grandchildren Lynsey, her husband Jason Price, George Smith, and his partner Darren Gantt; great-grandsons Jerry and Jackson Price; sister Donna (Hammond) Barrows. Generations of nieces and nephews also survive him.
Visiting hours at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. The burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Kenneth's name to Peace for Ponies Rescue in Wareham, where Ken enjoyed volunteering his time. Please send checks to Peace for all Animals INC. P.O. Box 552 Buzzards Bay, MA. 02532 or donate online at: https://www.peaceforallanimalsrescue.org