COATS, KANSAS — Kenneth Carlton Edward Hammond, Jr., 80, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Kenneth was born October 11, 1937 to Kenneth Carlton Edward Hammond, Sr. and Marion (Henry) Hammond in Manchester, Connecticut. On August 18, 1956, he married Dorothy Kay (Kauffman) Hammond in Hutchinson, Kansas. To this union four children were born. Kenneth, Mari, Tracy and Connie. They later divorced. He then married Mary (Harmison) Hammond in 1985. She had children Beth Lee and Tina.

Kenneth worked as a millright for Machinery Erectors. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pratt. He was a member of the Midian Shrine Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Ham Radio and Kilwinning Masonic Lodge #265. He was a member of the United States Navy. He enjoyed fishing, doing ham radio, playing with his grandchildren and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth Carlton Edward Hammond III of Hutchinson, Mari Sue (Kelly) Fee of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Tracy Lee Hammond of Hutchinson and Connie Dawn Frick of Prairie Village; grandchildren, Halle, Olivia and Brianna Fee and Davis and Andrew Frick; former wives, Dorothy Hammond of Hutchinson and Mary Hammond of Pratt; children, Beth Lee Whitmire and Tina Sigler; grandchildren, Shirley Whitmire, Stephanie Stallings, Tiffany, Tra’e and Tyler Foreman; and great grandchildren, Penny Stallings, Kayshawnee Manuel, Jeremy Hedrick, Ayden Rost, Malachi Hollister and Audrina Rost.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place. 

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt with Pastor Mike McGovney presiding. 

Memorials may be made to Midian Shrine Children’s Hospital in care of Larrison Mortuary. Condolences may be left at