Calvin L. Hammond, 68

Calvin L. Hammond, 68 of Gumboro, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.

Hammond retired from Collins Saw Mill as a mechanic after 38 years of service. He had been a life member of the Gumboro Vol. Fire Co. and was chief from 1972 to 1984. He had been a past member of the Delaware National Guard. He was a former track champion and stock car driver, driving #31 and #20. He lived for his wife, children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Tracy and husband Bryan, Debbie Tyre and husband Brooks, Rita Chandler and husband Barry, Beverly Roe and husband Clay; son, Ricky Hammond and friend Angela Messick; brothers, George Hammond Jr., Richard Hammond, Roger Hammond; sister, Mary Hammond Bull; grandchildren, Bill Darkow and wife Sheri, Crystal Roe and husband Matt, Steven Tyre and wife Ashley, Brandon Hammond and wife Holly, Brittney Hammond and fiancé Phillip Hastings, Katie Daisey, Logan Roe, Dori Camper and husband Eric, Sheila Clark and husband Don, Joe Tracy and Phil Tracy; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Camper, Kaleb Roe, Kamryn Camper, Hannah Darkow. In addition to his parents and parents-in law, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Lee Parker Hammond, in 1996; his granddaughter, Mindy Sue Daisey; and brother, William Hammond.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at noon, at Watson Funeral Home 211 Washington St. Millsboro where friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon.