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Earl Dean Hammit

May 17, 1945 - November 1, 2009
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Earl Dean Hammit, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away early Sunday, November 1, 2009, in Conroe, Texas. He was born on May 17, 1945, to Era Dean and Lester Landon Hammit in Rotan, Texas. Earl graduated from Rotan High School and attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets, graduating as Second Lieutenant with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Earl earned a master's degree in Biology at the University of Richmond and a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He later earned a master's degree in...
Earl Dean Hammit, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away early Sunday, November 1, 2009, in Conroe, Texas. He was born on May 17, 1945, to Era Dean and Lester Landon Hammit in Rotan, Texas.

Earl graduated from Rotan High School and attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets, graduating as Second Lieutenant with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science.

Earl earned a master's degree in Biology at the University of Richmond and a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He later earned a master's degree in Biological Science and Certificate of Orthodontics at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.

Earl served his country in the United States Army for 30 years and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. He was commended for his service in Operation Desert Storm as a dental service officer.

Earl's faith in God was central in his life, and he took great enjoyment as an active member and participant in men's Bible study, as a youth counselor, in the Walk to Emmaus, and especially the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Conroe.

Commitment to community was a cornerstone of Earl's character. He took great joy in treating families as a local orthodontist and dentist. His volunteerism included First United Methodist Church, United Way, Montgomery County Youth Services, Conroe Rotary Club, for which he served as president, the Montgomery County Fair Association, and on mission trips in Panama, El Salvador, Belize, and Bolivia. After becoming an amputee himself, he counseled and mentored new amputees.

Earl felt at home in the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, rancher, and hunter. Earl was also a certified Master Gardener.

He is preceded in death by parents Era Dean and Lester Landon Hammit and his brother Raydel. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Patty Hammit of Montgomery, Texas, his son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Paige Hammit of The Woodlands, Texas, daughters and son-in-law Lauren Hammit of San Francisco and Melissa and Mark Schuck of Houston, and his three grandsons John Patrick, Jackson, and Hayden Hammit.

Family meant everything to Earl. He cherished his relationships with his sisters, brother, and their families: Jolinda Perryman, Carol Ann Ford, Peggy Walker, David Hammit, Maura Giller, and Merri Dileanis.

Earl counted many as his close and dear friends, and the family is grateful to his doctors and friends who gave so much time and attention to his care. He had a thoughtful and profound presence and will be remembered for his strength and courage in battling a difficult illness.

There will be a visitation at Metcalf Funeral Home, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas 77304, on Tuesday, November 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Conroe, 4308 West Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304, on Wednesday, November 4 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in the memory of Earl Hammit may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Conroe, 4308 West Davis Street, Conroe, Texas 77304.

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