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Carl "C.W." Woodrow Hammer

September 19, 1948 — August 5, 2023



Carl Woodrow “C.W.” Hammer, 74, of Monterey, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2023 at his home.

He was born September 19, 1948, a son of the late Carl Eugene and Betty Estelle (Warner) Hammer.

A mechanic, C.W. worked alongside his father, uncle, and brothers at Hammer Chevrolet until its closing in 1994. He was a member of Franklin Moose Lodge #769 and Staunton Eagles. C.W. loved taking rides, hanging out on Ernie's parking lot, and he enjoyed spending time with his friends in Laurel Fork. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, good nature, overall compassion for others, and his immense love for his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Olivia Lee Hammer; brother, Michael “Mike” Hammer; and great-granddaughter, Breelynn Arnott.

He is survived by four daughters, Gail Hammer Arnott of Monterey, Casey Elaine Woodson and husband, Lawrence of Bluffton, SC, Candace Hammer Miller and husband, Colin of Washington, NC, and Vickie Gragg of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Savannah and Noah Arnott, Sean and Audrey Woodson, Carson and Calvin Miller, Ashley Gragg, and Tyler Kump; great-grandson, LaJayden Warren; great-great-granddaughter, Amari Warren; brother, Dale Hammer of Monterey; special friends, Fenton E. Terembes and F. Edward Terembes, both of Monterey; as well as his beloved cat, Polly.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of C.W. and to share stories and memories beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Franklin Moose Lodge #769, 133 Mill Road, Franklin, WV 26807.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to the Highland County Humane Society, PO Box 458 Monterey, VA 24465.

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