James was a minister, a carpenter and an avid fisherman. He loved to go to garage sales and collect “treasures”. One of the favorite pastimes of the grandchildren was to go looking at all the goodies he had stored away in his shed. He loved living at Toledo Bend Lake. He checked his boat and trotlines faithfully and visited with his neighbors daily. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
James is preceded in death by Brenda Hammett, Emma Dee Hammett, Earl Albert Hammett and J. W. Hammett.
He is survived by Lottie Hammett, Veda Butler, Jimmy Hammett, Mikie Hammett, John Hammett, Kimberly Hammett, Allison Jones and Christopher Jones. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Services to remember and honor James’ life will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, officiating. Rite of Committal and interment will follow services at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.