Mr. Kenneth Hammond Sr.

November 14, 1931 – October 22, 2022

Mr. Kenneth Hammond Sr., age 90, of Valley Head, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, October22, 2022 at his residence.

Kenneth was born on November 14, 1931. He served in the Korean War, was a graduate of Troy University, and was a lifelong politician. He is fondly remembered for being the mayor of Valley Head and always trying to better his hometown community.

He is survived by:

Wife: Carol Payne Hammond

Children: Kenneth Hammond Jr., Tonni Armstrong, Tina Armstrong, Byron Armstrong, & Pam Hartline

Special Son/Grandson: Corey Armstrong

Sister: Patsy LaJean Matthews

Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by:

Daughters: Sheila Hammond Yamada & Janet Shores

Parents: Hatchie Hammond & Patsy Lankford Hammond

Grandparents: William Bleve Hammond, Alice Holleman Hammond, Patrick W. Lankford, & Sally Blake Lankford

Pallbearers: Mayor Michael Key; Valley Head Police Department Officers: Brad Gregg, Jimmy Phillips, & Lamar Bray; and the Valley Head Fire Department

The Family is accepting flowers


Date of Visitation: Monday, October 24, 2022

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Visitation Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Monday, October 24, 2022

Funeral Location: Graveside Service at Valley Head Cemetery

Funeral Time: 1:30 PM

Officiating: Buddy Burnett


Date of Burial: Monday, October 24, 2022
Burial Location: Valley Head Cemetery

Share your condolences:


7 entries.
Roy Smith from Valley Head wrote on October 27, 2022 at 11:32 pm
My condolences. Sorry I couldn’t get there.
Sarah johnson wrote on October 24, 2022 at 11:56 pm
My very loved first cousin!
SARAH HAASE from ALABASTER wrote on October 24, 2022 at 10:40 pm
Kenneth was my beloved first cousin. He will be greatly missed.
Terry Johnson from Fort Lauderdale wrote on October 23, 2022 at 6:28 pm
I remember the things already mentioned by the others. However I also remember a man who was twice elected to the Alabama State Senate as well as President of the Public Service Commission. As a senator he played a pivotal , positive leadership role in the chaos that characterized the civil rights struggle. BTW history has clearly shown Kenneth Hammond was on the side of the angels in that fight. Rest In Peace Bozo — you’ve earned it! Sadly Terry Johnson for the family of Tommie and Lee Dell Johnson.
Lisa Smith from Fort Payne wrote on October 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm
Mouse, Bozo, Pyro Man, you had many names but friend is my favorite one. You were a great man with lots of knowledge. You were one of a kind. This world won’t be the same without you. May you Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.
Alan Biddle from Dallas, Georgia wrote on October 23, 2022 at 12:06 pm
Wonderful man. Thanks for the decades of service to our community and state.
Anthony Windom wrote on October 23, 2022 at 12:30 am
I enjoy learning from you mouse going to miss you Anthony Windom

Mr. Kenneth Hammond Sr.2022-10-23T17:03:16+00:00
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