Prestley D. Hammond Sr., 78, forklift driver

July 25, 2002

Prestley D. Hammond Sr., a retired forklift driver and outdoorsman, died of prostate cancer Tuesday at Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore. He was 78.

A West Baltimore resident since 1960, Mr. Hammond was born and raised in Frederick, where he attended public schools. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific.

Mr. Hammond worked for SCM Chemicals in Glen Burnie for 20 years before retiring in 1991. Earlier, he had worked in a similar capacity for 30 years at Revere Copper & Brass Co. in South Baltimore.

He enjoyed freshwater fishing and hunting rabbits and deer. He also liked working on his car and doing repairs around his home, and was a model-train collector.

Mr. Hammond was a member of Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St., where services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Alma Donald; three daughters, Patricia A. Cook, Shirley D. Jackson and Alisa V. Hammond, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Alice Hinton of Baltimore and Clare Bowie of Frederick; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, Prestley D. Hammond Jr., died last year.

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