A celebration of life was held for Joshua “K.E.” Hammond, 39, of Canton, on June 26, 2021, at Grace Bible Fellowship Church with Raul Vasquez officiating. On approximately Wednesday, June 10, 2021, the heavens opened and scooped him right up.
Joshua was born on a beautiful Saturday morning on June 27, 1981, at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County.
In the beginning, Joshua was home schooled. As he began to grow, his mother realized her little sweet baby boy was using his puppy dog eyes to get more playtime rather than getting his lessons learned. So, mom and dad enrolled him into to a religious private school off FM 1255. After a couple of years there, he was enrolled and attended Grand Saline ISD. Although he was plagued with a disabling mental disease and was treated differently by many people that didn’t understand him, Joshua was still a very loving person. Josh was always out trying to make new friends. In turn, he was always trying hard to appease others. His need for love and approval from others seemed to lead him into trouble many times. And he Loved, Ioved being in the company of others. He had a great, fun since of humor and his laugh was contagious. He had always been respectful and loving to everyone he came in contact with. He was very observant of others so he could scurry over to help any and every one that would allow him to lend a hand. He was a very hard worker, and it seemed as though he was always asking for odd jobs. He didn’t have many friends, but the true friends he had loved him for who he was. Joshua never married.
He is survived by his father, Walter Hammond of 84 years; his older sisters, Pam Hill, Pebble Danielson, and Renea Davidson, along with many other members of his extended family.
A birthday party was thrown in the reception hall for Joshua after the celebration of life was held.
Joshua’s family would love to meet everyone that knew and loved him. Those who attended were asked to bring some pictures, tell stories, sing a song and all were welcomed.
In lieu of the beautiful (yet temporary) fresh cut flowers, any living plant, hanging basket, flowers, ferns, etc., will be greatly appreciated by the family.
If you are unable to attend and want to send condolences, please contact PDanielson63@gmail.com.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks for the love and kindness given to our Joshua over these years.