Robert Edward Hammond Sr., 57, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Smyrna, Del., passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at his home. He was employed in the maintenance department for DelCampo Bakery in Elsmere, Del. He was a member of the Oak Orchard Community Church in Oak Orchard, Del. He had a great love for people with disabilities and the elderly; his grandchildren were the light of his life.
Hammond was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Edward and Esta Kincaid Hammond Sr.; a brother, Walter Hammond; and two sisters, Margaret Truselo and Regina Cloak. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Joanne Tucker Hammond; a daughter, Debbie Hammond of Millsboro; a son, Robert Hammond Jr. of Dagsboro; two brothers, Wayne Kincaid of New Castle, Del., and Eugene Hammond Jr. of Camden, Del., four sisters, Lennie Hall of Dover, Del., his twin sister, Barbara Abel, of New Castle, Norma Lynn Layton of Bear, Del., and Cathy Cole of Rainelle, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Alexus Hammond and Robert Hammond III.
A funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, 17577 Nassau Commons Blvd., Suite 103, Lewes, DE 19958.