Homer Eugene Hammel of Bloomfield, son of the late William Homer and Carrie Creed Hammel, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on February 15, 1925, and passed away at his home, July 22, 2016, at the age of 91 years.
He had lived in Bloomfield before spending 55 years in St. Louis where he worked as a machinist for 35 years at Standard Machine Company. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during WWII.
On November 16, 1946, he married Bettie Jean Baker in Piggott, Arkansas.
Surviving are his wife, Bettie J. Hammel of Bloomfield, Missouri; three sons, Larry Eugene Hammel (Chris) of Roy, Washington, Kirk Brian Hammel of St. Louis, Scott Alan Hammel (Kathy) of St. Louis; one daughter, Sharon Kaye Hessler of St. Louis; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and two sisters, Marcia Vaughn (Dex) of Florida and Ruth Clary of Union, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Julius Spencer Hammel and one brother in law, Jerome Clary.
Friends may visit on Monday, July 25, 2016, after 9:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Graveside services will be on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with the Rev. Ronnie Stevens of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors, Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Missouri in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Zion Cemetery, c/o Martha Walker, 407 W. Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Missouri 63825.