R.D. Hammontree

Friday, April 14, 2006

EAST PRAIRIE - R.D. Hammontree, 74, died at 12:47 p.m. April 13, 2006, at the Monticello House Care Center in Jackson.

Born April 10, 1932, in Guin, Ala., to Frances Green Hammontree of East Prairie and the late Lester Hammontree, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. The owner of Hammontree Plumbing, he was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie and was a Mason.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Barbara Hammontree of East Prairie and Mike and Gail Hammontree of Cape Girardeau; one sister-in-law, Oralea Hammontree Flynn of Guin; five grandchildren, Samantha Hammontree of East Prairie, Travis Hammontree of Anniston and Ashleigh, Aaron and Justin Hammontree of Cape Girardeau; and two great-grandchildren.

One brother, J.D. Hammontree, preceded him in death.

Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Rob Kespelher will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.