Ed was born June 18, 1927 in Putnam County, the son of Ross Nathaniel and Opal Marie (Hurst) Hammond.
He married Jeanne Miller on Sept. 21, 1946 in Putnam County, and she preceded him in death in Sept. 2, 1986.
He married Sarah Sue Hyten on May 21, 1987, and she survives.
He was a graduate of Greencastle High School in 1945. He graduated from DePauw University in 1950.
Ed served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a first class seaman serving in Guam and Saipan. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.
He was partner and founder of Hammond and Hammer Accounting Firm. His partner and close friend, Norman Hammer, lives in Sullivan.
He served 12 years as a deacon and taught the Faithful Followers Sunday School class for 18 consecutive years at the New Providence Baptist Church.
Elected a trustee of New Providence Cemetery Association on Nov. 30, 1970, he served as a secretary and treasurer from Nov. 9, 1971 until 2010.
Survivors include two daughters, Sally Hammond, Texas, and Peggy Williams (Tim) of Kingsbury; a son, Jeff, Canada; stepdaughter Stephanie LaFontaine of Bloomington; stepson Joseph (Michele) Hyten of New Market; four granddaughters, Kylie (Brett) Sempsrott of Indianapolis, Kelsey (Paul) Miller of Coal City, Kenzi and Karson Williams of Kingsbury; four step-grandsons, Kyle Hyten of Greencastle, Lucas LaFontaine of Bloomington, Zane and Trenton Hyten of New Market; five great-grandchildren, Quinn, Sebastian, Finnigan, Madison and Nolan and brother-in-law Charles "Joe" (Barbara) Miller of Leesburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by Jeanne Miller, his parents, brother James Hammond, mother-in-law Martha Miller and his special golfing buddy and brother-in-law Steve Chew.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 at New Providence Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in memory to New Providence Cemetery, care of Archie O'Neal, 5313 E. Co. Rd. 700S., Greencastle, IN 46135.