Delbert W. Hammon, age 99, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Saturday evening, January 30, 2021 at Glenn Park of Defiance.
He was born on September 17, 1921 to the late Howard and Mae Hammon in Florida, Ohio. Del grew up on a farm, and attended a one-room schoolhouse. During the Depression, his mother made clothes for all of her children. Del proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. On September 20, 1942 he married Helen (Easley) Hammon. They spent 75 wonderful years together until her death on March 12, 2018.
Del attended Anderson Barber College in Toledo, and worked as a Barber in Defiance for over 70 years. He was nominated for the "Barber Hall of Fame". He was a member of Defiance Masons for 80 years, and was a Defiance City Council Member for 8 years. Del was instrumental with the formation of "Friends of The Defiance Public Library", and "Art in the Park". Del enjoyed his years spent driving a limousine, and he loved to travel with Marv Blanchards. He was a super-fan of Defiance High School sports, and was the oldest living season ticket holder. Del was well known in our community, and will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends and colleagues.
Del is survived by his sons, Craig Hammon of Portage, OH, and Doug Hammon of Vermillion, OH, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and his sister, Rhonda Talbert of Defiance.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen Hammon, his sisters, Mavis Skinner and Sarabelle Knipp, and his brothers, Melvin, Paul, and Howard Hammon.
Visitation and services for Del will be private. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens with military honors. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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