Glen Hammer, 91, of Monterey, died on Sunday afternoon, March 5, 1995 at Augusta Medical Center.
He was born on April 23, 1903 at Blue Grass, a son of Luther and Ester (Waybright) Hammer.
On February 29, 1922 he married Monna Mullenax who died on January 24, 1993.
He was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. In 1923 he opened Hammer Chevrolet Inc. He served as sheriff of Highland County for 23 years, was a charter member of Monterey Lions Clun with 52 years of service, and a charter member of Highland Rescue Squad, He served on the board of directors of First & Citizens Bank. He was instrumental in organizing the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department and served as chief for 60 years. In 1922 he was made honorary chief for life. WDBJ 7 honored him in 1989 as a Hometown Hero.
Surviving are two sons, Robert G. and C.E. Hammer, bother of Monterey; two brothers, James B. of Waynesboro and E.C. Hammer of Staunton; two sisters, Virginia H. Rexrode of Franklin, WV and Marie H. Newman of Staunton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Mr. Hammer was preceded in death by a son, Dale R. Hammer.
A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Obaugh Funeral Home by the Revs. Robert Haley, Larry Turner and Jerry Ginn with burial in Monterey Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be C.W., Michael and Dale Hammer, Ronald Ralston, Glen Altizer Jr., Keith Simmons and James Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Highland County Volunteer Fire Department.
The family will receive friend from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home at McDowell.
Memorials may be made to Highland County Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 267; Highland County Rescue Squad, PO Box 268; Highland Medical Center, 120 Jackson River Road, Monterey, Va. 24465.