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Donnie Hammons

Donnie Hammons, age 78 of Princeton died Monday, August 2, 2021 at his residence.  He was born the son of the late Edgar Hammons and the late Trevie "Beulah" Timmons Southern.  He was retired from Special Metals where he worked as a boiler operator.  Mr. Hammons enjoyed spending time fishing, gardening, squirrel hunting.  He loved to tinker with things around his place, spent a lot of time on his tractor, loved his grandkids, and loved going for a drive on Sunday evenings.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Friday, August 6, 2021 at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor John Hagan officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife: Joyce Hammons of Princeton; his sons: Jeremy Hammons of Madisonville, and Jason Hammons (Rosanna Morris) of Marion; his daughter: Darlene Coleman (Ricky) of Princeton; his grandchildren: David Coleman, Beth Coleman, Rayanne Mills, Cody Denton, Tiffany Hammons, Kaleb Hammons, Keileyona Hammons, Jacob Hammons, Nathan Hammons, Chloe Hammons, Shyanne Hammons, and Gracie Hammons; and his twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father: Louis Southern.

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It still seems unreal seeing your name in an obituary. I hope the service pleased you. Several wonderful reconnections have been made since your passing. Mom and I noted the butterflies at the graveside service. Thank you for that. Thank you for getting Mom safely home one more time. Most of all, thank you for being my daddy. Please continue to watch over us and lead us. Tell Grannie hi from me and give her a big hug. Ill see you both again along with all of the others, and you can show me around. I love you, Daddy. Hope I made you proud.

Darlene Coleman Aug 7 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Donnie at Special Metals for 28 years. He was one of the nicest people that I know. My sympathy goes out to his family. Lanene Burchett

Lanene Burchett Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

Donnie , my cousin, and I had a close family relationship. He was very family oriented. He would come to my house to visit and reminisce about deceased family members and other various topics. We shared a passion for gardening and he usually had a fishing pole in his car. I will certainly miss not being able to talk or see him again. ENJOY HEAVEN!!!

Gary Timmons Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

We love to fish my brother who is in heaven and Donnie at was good time John OMalley

John OMalley Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

Donnie was my husband James friend for 30+ years at Special Metals. He will be missed!

James McKinney Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

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