Jerry Robert Hamm, November 3, 1944~August 25, 2016
Jerry Robert Hamm was born on November 3, 1944 in Fort Smith, AR to Jo Maude McNamara and Gene Hamm.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamm moved to Fayetteville, AR where Jerry was raised with his two sisters, Judy Jean and Susan Kay.
He was sworn into the Air Force on his seventeenth birthday in 1961. Jerry moved to Dallas, TX to work for Frontier Airlines in 1973. He met Martha Lee Hudgel and the couple was married July 6, 1974.
Jerry and Martha returned to Jerry’s hometown of Fayetteville, AR to care for Jerry’s ailing father and raise their children. Jerry resided in Fayetteville, AR until his death, August 25, 2016.
Jerry was a charitable man and champion of the underdog and was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He volunteered at the M&N Augustine Foundation, Faith in Action, and The Music House.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, his younger sister, Susan Kay Hamm and his brother-in-law, Wayne Greenwood. Jerry is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Martha Hamm; his sister, Judy Greenwood; his niece, Jill Greenwood; nephew, Chris Greenwood; his son, Eric Hamm; his daughter, Hilary Tedford and son-in-law, Chris Tedford; his daughter, April Hamm; his sons, Shea Hamm and Alex Hamm. Jerry has five grandchildren, Arica Baughman, Tiffany Hamm, Jaxson Hamm, Madeleine Tedford and Rowan Tedford; and great-niece, Alexis Greenwood.
Jerry was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
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