Heath Hammonds

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Heath Hammonds at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Lubbock. Our beloved Heath died June 29, 2012, after a seven year courageous battle with cancer.Heath was born Sept. 17, 1975, in Vernon. He graduated from Crowell High School and attended Vernon Jr. College and West Texas A&M in Canyon. He married the love of his life, Stephanie Talbott, on Oct. 20, 2007, in Big Spring. He moved to Lubbock and worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and for Cardinal Health as a Pharmaceutical Technician before his illness. Heath was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing golf and NASCAR.Those left to cherish Health’s memories are his wife, Stephanie; a daughter, Baylee Hammonds of Lubbock; a son, due in September, Hunter Hammonds; his father, Rick Hammonds and wife Rhonda of Crowell; his mother, Jane Eavenson of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Lee Hammonds and fiancée Megan Couch of Crowell and Wil Hammonds and fiancée Kristen Eavenson of Canyon; a sister, Elizabeth Banks and husband Joe of Amarillo; maternal grandfather, Troy Eavenson of Seymour; paternal grandmother, Patsy Hammonds of Wolfforth; grandfather, Ronnie Simmons of Vernon; brother-in-law, Jeremy Talbott and wife Melissa of Midland; father-in-law, David Talbott and wife Maryann; mother-in-law, Teresa Jackson and husband Tony, all of Big Spring; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.Heath is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Polly Eavenson; paternal grandfather, Billy Hammonds; and grandmother, Shirley Simmons.Memorial donations are suggested to the Stephanie Hammonds Children’s Benefit Fund at any branch of Lubbock National Bank.To send your words of encouragement to Heath’s family and view his life tribute visit, www.memorialdesigners.netPaid obituary