William (Bill) Owen Hammock

Born in New York, New York on December 6, 1931
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on March 14, 2019

William (Bill) Owen Hammock, 87, died Thursday, March, 14, 2019 following a brief illness.
Bill leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Rachael (Rodriguez) Hammock; sons, William ‘skip’(Roberta) of Melbourne, Kenneth (Missy) of Melbourne, and Michael (Toni) of Folkston, GA; seven grandchildren; sister, Nora (Roy) Fralick and multiple nieces and nephews with warm and loving memories. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda DeSimone.
Bill was a member of the Armed Forces for 24 years. He served in both the Navy and the Air Force. He is a veteran of the Korean War and was an asset to the early space program.
Bill was an avid fisherman and talented painter. He loved to share his beautiful paintings with those he cared about. Bill was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22 at 10:00am until 11:00am with a service to follow at 11:00am at Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Monday, March 25 at 10:30am at Cape Canaveral Cemetery in Mims, Florida. brownliemaxwell.com

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George Cafferty from Hasbrouck Heights wrote on March 22, 2019:
I have a lot of fond memories of my Uncle Bill. He was my Mom’s younger brother and we all loved him dearly. Uncle Bill loved to share his memories about my parents. He knew that I loved to hearing those stories particularly about my father. Whenever we were together, he made sure he had story ready for me. He never missed a beat. Uncle Bill made a big impression on me growing up. He impressed me as a hard working family man that loved life and served his country admirably in both US Navy and Air Force. My Uncle Bill’s infectious personality always made you laugh and made you feel important whenever you were in his company. I am proud to say that he is my Uncle. He will be missed by all and I will never forget him. My condolences to Aunt Rachael and all my cousins. I hope to see you soon. Love to all, George Cafferty and Family
Gerry & Jim DeLoatche from West Melbourne wrote on March 19, 2019:
Your family is in our prayers. Gerry, Ashley & Jim.
Ed Reiss from Melbourne wrote on March 19, 2019:
Dear Rachel and Family I am so sorry hear about the passing of Bill. We worked together at the Officers Club at Patrick. When I returned from California I stopped by, on my bicycle<, to see him. Bill was a fine and compassionate man. He will be missed by all who new him. Because I will be out of town I am unable to attend the services. Please accept my sincere condolences. Ed Reiss
Jori-Lee (Jory) Hughes from Melbourne wrote on March 19, 2019:
To all the Hammock Family, We are so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Bill from years passed. He will truly be missed. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings, Jori and Jonathan Hughes
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