Ronal “Ron” Hammett, 78, of Crossett, formerly of Bastrop, Louisiana, passed away on April 9, 2021, at his home.
He was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, on September 13, 1942, to his parents, Clyde and Irene Milby Hammett.
Ron was a 1960 graduate of West Monroe High School. While working at a local grocery store through high school and on through college, he paid his way and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Northeast Louisiana State University in 1964.
He was soon drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Polk, where he served honorably as a clerk at headquarters during the Vietnam conflict.
Following discharge from the Army, Ron opened and managed “Ron’s Menswear” in Bastrop for over fifteen years. He later moved to Crossett, where he worked as an agent for Reliable Life Insurance until he retired.
Ron enjoyed fishing, camping, and duck hunting and was a former member and president of the Ducks Unlimited Chapter in Bastrop, Louisiana.
He had a passion for landscaping and loved working in his yard, which was selected “yard of the month” several times.
Ron was a people person who never met a stranger, and with his infectious and outgoing personality, he left everyone with a lasting impression. He was also a loyal friend and utterly dedicated to his family, whom he loved unconditionally.
He was preceded in death bt his parents and the love of his life, Mamie Hamilton-Hammett.
He is survived by one daughter, Michelle Hammett of Bastrop, Louisiana; two sons, Gary Hamilton of Hamburg, and John P. Hamilton of Crossett; and four siblings, Sammy Raye Hammett (Pat), and Sandra Kaye Hammett-Riels, both of West Monroe, Louisiana, Bev Coleman (Jerry) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Tim Hammett (Kathy) of Choudrant, Louisiana; a grandson, Caleb Hammett-Hicks, and a host of other grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Private services will be held at a later date by his family.