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George Phillip “Phil” Hammond

George Phillip “Phil” Hammond, age 59, of Williamson, passed away May 15, 2023.
Phil was born on April 21, 1964, to the late George and Sarah Hammond. He grew up in Thomaston where he was a 1982 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. During this time, he was a member of the marching band, the jazz band and Brookshire band. Phil had a passion for music and was an excellent guitarist. He went on to earn a master’s degree in theology from Grand Canyon University. He was an ordained pastor, a longtime member of Rock Springs Church and interim pastor of Church at the Crossings in Orchard Hill.
Phil was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a proud member of Masonic Pinta Lodge #88. Phil was a valued member of the law enforcement community. Over the years, Phil worked as a dispatcher, prison guard, Fayette County Marshall, investigator for the District Attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit and Deputy Sheriff of Spalding County.
Phil was smart and funny. He was a jokester with a big heart. He was a compassionate man who treated everyone with respect whether they were his superiors or inmates. He was friendly and never met a stranger. Phil will be remembered by his impressive list of accomplishments as a law enforcement officer, pastor, guitarist, veteran, and mason. His favorite role, however, was “Granddaddy”. He was a family man who loved the Lord and cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren dearly.
Phil is survived by his wife of 33 years: Carol Hitson Hammond; children: Andrew (Amanda) Hammond, Summer (Christopher) Hill, Sera (Christopher) Stephens, Austin (Suzanna) Hammond, and Ashley (Brian) Brown; grandchildren: Kelsea Avery, Brieanna Hill, Lindsey Hammond, Allison Avery, Savanna Hill, Phillip James Wilson, Liam Hill, Skylar Stephens, Khloe Craig, Paisley Stephens, Harper Stephens, Aubrey Hammond, Mikayla Brown, and Ryan Brown.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 20th in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hatchett Family Cemetery. Friends may visit the family between 5 PM and 7 PM on Friday, May 19th at the funeral home.

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