GOLDTHWAITE — A celebration of life for Ray Michael Hammond, 61, of Goldthwaite, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Chapel in Goldthwaite. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 in Goldthwaite.

He was born April 15, 1958 in Bryan to Jesse Wayne Hammond and Clara “Buzz” Busse Hammond.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Bosque Lynch of Goldthwaite; mother, Clara “Buzz” Hammond of Goldthwaite; stepchildren and their spouses, Jaren Lothringer and Keith of Austin and Tanner Lynch and Shirley of Goldthwaite; brothers, Bruce Hammond and Peggy of Goldthwaite, and Coy Hammond and Leslie of Goldthwaite; five step-granchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, Raymond and Malta Shelton and Gustav and Lydia Busse.