Cecil Calvin Hammons, age 64, of Leitchfield, died on Sunday, April 20, 2003 at his residence.
He was born on August 18, 1938 in Anchorage, Kentucky as the son of Cecil C. Sr., and Osa Mae Sturgill Hammons.
He served as a firefighter for the City of Louisville for 13 years and became the chief of the Crash-Fire Rescue team at Standiford Field Louisville for over eight years. He and his wife owned and operated McDaniels General Store in Breckinridge County, Kentucky for 15 years. He was instrumental in forming the Breckinridge County EMS, formerly McDaniels EMS and brought the first Advance Life Support Ambulance to Breckinridge County. He then served on the Grayson County EMS as an Emergency Medical Technician from 2001 until his death in 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie Hughes Hammons of Leitchfield; one son, Bryan E. Hammons of Leitchfield; one daughter, Rebecca L. Messer of New Albany, Indiana; his mother and step-father, Osa Mae and Gus Lagron,both of Holly Hill, Florida; three brothers, Curtis Hammons of Brooks, Kentucky, Paul Hammons of Hodgenville, Kentucky, and Douglas Hammons of Taylorsville, Kentucky; three sisters, Elizabeth Masterson of Altamonte Springs, Florida, Barbara Link of Holly Hill, Florida, and CJ Gilliam of Corvallis, Oregon. Also surviving are one granddaughter, Maci E. Hammons; one grandson, Shannon Messer; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2003, 2:00 p.m., at the Leitchfield United Methodist Church. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Watson & Hunt Funeral Directors are in charge of the funeral arrangements.