James E. Hammonds, Sr., 79, was born April 15, 1941, in Ashford, Alabama. He was the beloved son of the late William and Bloomie Rivers Hammonds. James departed this life on April 1, 2021, at his home in Clairton, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daryl Haines Hammonds, and two sons, Edward and William “Billie” Hammonds.
James worked as a laborer in the construction industry. He was a former boxer and also enjoyed driving. James is survived by his three sons, Clifford Marise (Christie) Hammonds of Elizabeth, James Hammonds, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Richard Allen Hammonds of McKeesport; daughter, Carla Denise Hammonds of New Castle; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Ditty” Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, both of Clairton; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
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