Obituary: Lawrence D. Hammond

Lawrence D. Hammond, age 73 of Howell, passed away at his home late Monday morning, September 21, 2015.  Born in Ann Arbor on February 6, 1942, he was the son of W. Dale and Dorothy (Jarvis) Hammond.  A Howell area resident since 1995, Larry was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Howell.  He was a 1960 graduate of Milan High School and earned a Bachelor Degree in Dairy Science from Michigan State University.  Larry was retired from the Michigan Department of Agriculture having served as their Director of Rural Development and was the former Trustee and Treasurer for Howell Township.  He had also served as the former president and coach for Woodbridge Little League Baseball in Virginia.  Larry enjoyed wood working, rebuilding John Deere tractors and was also a very active Michigan State Alumni and supporter.   Beloved husband of Beverly A. (Strzesinski) Hammond whom he married on April 19, 1969 in Ida, Michigan.  Loving father of Brian (Sarah) Hammond of Midlothian, Virginia and Kevin (Anne) Hammond of Fairfax, Virginia.  Proud grandfather of Benjamin, William, Jacob, Wesley and Riley.  Also survived by his sister, Barbara (Tom) Powers of Davison.  Private services will be held by his family.  Memorial contributions are suggested to autism charities, RVAccess or Surfers Healing.  Please sign the family’s online guestbook at 

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