Mr. Alten Ray Hammett Jr. 85, a resident of Trenton, Missouri died at 2:45 P.M., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.
His body was cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton. A memorial service will be held later.
Memorial contribution to Grundy County Jewett Norris Library or the North 65 Senior Center and maybe left with the funeral home.
Mr. Hammett was born October 5, 1935 at St. Joseph, Missouri the son of Alten Ray and Dorcas Maupin Hammett Sr. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Galt High School in 1952. Throughout his life he was a farmer, railroader, real estate and insurance agent. He loved to travel to Puerto Vallarta and spent much time visiting and exploring there. Ray most loved his role as a father and papaw. He treasured his children and grandchildren and embraced his role as the fun loving joyful papaw.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Elks and Shriners.
He met Norma Weldon in 1954 at the Gables in Trenton and they were married in 1955 in Columbia, Missouri.
His survivors include his wife Norma of the home. Three sons Dr. Alten Ray (Tray) Hammett III and wife Theresa, Unionville, Missouri, Randy Hammett and wife Terri, Trenton, Missouri, and Conrad (Butch) Hammett and wife Sheila, Galt, Missouri. One daughter Rebecca (Becky) Lytle and husband Larry, Hollister, Missouri. Six grandchildren Jessica, Nathaniel, Wendi, Nicholas, Sidnei, and Jarrett. One great grandson Finnley. One sister Alice Blain and husband Bill. Two brothers Major Hammett and wife Sue, and Rick Hammett and wife Karen, also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Margaret Porter.
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