HAMMEL, Michael James, 60, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Elkton, Va., departed this life on December 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Dorothy Hammel of Elkton, Va. He is survived by his wife, Dori; his son, Rob (Renee); his daughters, Chelsea and Carrie (Devin); his grandchildren Isaac, Bowie, and Anika; and a large, loving family. Mike served the State of Virginia in a number of positions within the state government for over 15 years. He was a pillar of his church community and much beloved by friends and neighbors. The choir will sorely miss his distinctive baritone. Services will be held at Bon Air United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 a.m.; reception to follow. Donations in honor of the deceased may be made to Bon Air United Methodist Church.