Jerry Hammock, 79

Jerry Mack Hammock, 79, rural  Roann, died at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at his home.  He was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Etowah, Ark. to Monta and Louise (Gibson) Hammock.

Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Mishawaka High School.  He married Kathy Bowman on July 1, 1988 at St. Joseph County. He retired from Dodge Reliance Electric Company in Mishawaka after 35 years.  He also worked nine years at the Indiana-Michigan Electric Company in Mishawaka, was a 10-year reserve on the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department and a senior deputy with the Marion County Sheriff Department. Jerry was a longtime member of the Mishawaka Pilots Club. He enjoyed flying and constructing things.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hammock, Roann; three children, Jann, Jerra and John Hammock, all of Edwardsburg, Mich.; six step-children, Anthony York, Cloverdale,  Stephanie (Todd) Hersman, Niles, Kimberly (Chris) Stevens, Osceola, Tracy Clark, Elkhart, Jeffery York, Cloverdale, and Michael York, Roann; and several grand and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann, with Rev. John Cook and Kris Woodward officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may from call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Jerry may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jul 23