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Memorial Service

Owings Presbyterian Church
Saturday February 12th, 2022

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Mike "Bird" Hammond

Robert Michael “Bird” Hammond


Gray Court, SC


Robert Michael “Bird” Hammond, 69, of 1473 Lincoln Road, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022, at Southpointe Health and Rehab in Greenville.


He was born in Spartanburg County, SC and was the son of the late Bob and Eunice Holley Hammond.


Mike was a proud graduate of Ford High School and retired from Walmart Distribution Center after 25 years. He was a member of Owings Presbyterian Church in Gray Court, Palmetto Masonic Lodge #19 and The Order of the Eastern Star. Mike loved NASCAR, baseball, wrestling, and his Clemson Tigers. He had a great love for life and his many friends whom he treasured. 


He is survived by: his wife, Kim of the home, his sisters, Rhonda Pollard (Randy) of Spartanburg and Stacy Gardner of Memphis, TN; and 15 nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Owings Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Tim Saunders with Masonic Rites.


The family will receive friends in the sanctuary immediately following the memorial service.


The family will be at their respective homes.


Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W Faris Road, Greenville, SC, Owings Presbyterian Church, 10106 Hwy 14, Gray Court, SC 29645 or Laurens County Humane Society, PO Box 1600, Clinton, SC 29325.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mike "Bird" Hammond

Ann Aultman Simmons May 5 2022 12:52 PM

Praying for family. Mike and husband were friends until his death. Base ball andothe Braves were big in there conversations. This has been a rough year for so many. But, praise the Lord for tbe Hol, Spirit to comfort us.

Shea( Mrs Donny Dees Sr) Feb 20 2022 6:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mike "Bird" Hammond

Suzanne Butler Feb 15 2022 8:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mike "Bird" Hammond

Ann Simmons Feb 12 2022 4:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mike "Bird" Hammond

Cyndi McGee Ellison Feb 11 2022 10:42 PM

Miss you already my Friend

Mike Chumley Feb 11 2022 8:44 PM

Kim, our love and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. Mike was so very dear to Jerome and I and he was a blessing to everyone who met him. We cherish the time we were able to spend with you two in worship and on Wednesdays at Owings Presbytarian Church. He leaves us with a warm spot in our hearts that we hold dear and we know we will see him again when we are all reunited in heaven. Our lives are richer because we knew Mike. We love you Kim.

Jerome and Jerrilyn Parson Feb 11 2022 8:09 PM

Mike was my dear friend. He was the first person I met when I moved to Laurens when he and I were both 8 years old. Mike and I would occasionally go to Greenville Drive games, or I would see him when I stopped in Laurens. I owe a lot of my high school coaching career to Mike. When I moved to Laurens, I knew nothing about sports. Mike got me to go out for Little League baseball. The rest is history. Because of him I have been a college and high school baseball coach. Life is short and you never know what an impact a person will have on your life. Mike was that person. I can honestly say out of all the playmates I had growing up, Mike and I never had a cross word. I will definetly miss Mike and his friendship. May my old buddy rest in peace.

Bobby Davis Feb 10 2022 11:25 PM

I graduated High School with Mike. He was a "Nut" and also a Great Friend! He will be missed!

Mike Chumley Feb 10 2022 2:46 PM

Mike love you very much. You will be missed 😢. You will have no more pain. Kim you are in our prayers love you

Diana Davis Feb 10 2022 12:07 AM

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