William Boyd Hammer
William Boyd Hammer
  • February 10, 1952 - November 16, 2017
  • Shenandoah, Virginia

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William Boyd Hammer, 65, a lifelong resident of Shenandoah passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born on February 10, 1952 in Harrisonburg and was the son of Elwood Hammer of New Market and the late Nadine McAlister Hammer.

William was a member of Victory Baptist Church and Massanutten Hunt Club. He enjoyed fishing and driving on Skyline Drive. He was employed with the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Luray.

On October 21, 1970 he married his wife, the former Carolyn McAlister, who survives.

In addition to his wife and father he is also survived by two sons, William L. Hammer and wife, Susie, and Timothy B. Hammer and wife, Jennifer, all of Shenandoah; five grandchildren, Billy Lee Hammer, Jr., John Lee, Abbie Marie, Danika Nicole and Ethan Nickolas Hammer; two sisters, Sharon Taylor and Ann Meadows; two brothers, Allen Hammer and wife, Lorene, and Clyde Hammer; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and two brothers, Robert and Bobby Hammer.

Friends and family can sign the register book at Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah on Friday, November 17, from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, or they may visit the residence at any time.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the McAlister Cemetery with Pastor Teddy Cave officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.