BANGOR - RETIRED USAF
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Kenneth Clay "KC" Hammill, SMSGT, Retired USAF, 68, died surrounded by family in his Bangor home after succumbing to lung cancer, December 24, 2013. He was born June 30, 1945, in Oakland, CA, the son of Kenneth H. and Astrid "Doris" (Agee) Hammill. KC graduated from Columbia High School in Richland, Washington, Class of 1963, proud to be a "Bomber." KC served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968, including 1966-1967 in Vietnam. Upon discharge from the Air Force he reenlisted in the Maine Air National Guard in 1969 and served there through 2002. He was first an Avionics Technician and later went into Safety and Environmental where he finished his career as a Senior Master Sergeant. KC was proudest of his 37 years of service to our nation's armed forces. KC was an active member of MAINEiacs Charities (the charitable arm of the Maine Air National Guard). He was also a life member and past post commander of the Norman F. Dow and Isaac E. Clewley, VFW Post No. 1761 of Bangor. KC loved antique street rods and spending time fixing up his "hot rod," a 1940 Chevy pickup truck. KC enjoyed car shows and enjoyed organizing the charity car shows for the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at the University of Maine.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 35 years, Patricia (Partridge) Hammill, are his daughters, Trisha Coleman and her son, Christopher of Orrington, and Kimberly Hammill and her daughter Camryn of Levant; his son, Kenneth Hammill of Bangor; step-daughter Cindi Bell and her husband Ray of East Waterboro, and her children Amanda Umble of Bangor, Mitchell Parsons of Bangor, Alyssa Ramos of Biddeford; brother, Bert Floyd Hammill of Newman Lake, Washington, and his children Nicci and Cody; several great grandchildren; special cousin, Jeri Payne of San Diego, California. In addition to his family, he is survived by his first wife and good friend, Linda Sibley of Brewer and good friends Gary Hollis of Eddington, Mick Fish of Glenburn, and Dennis Bowden of Bangor. KC was predeceased by his parents.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 3:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Maine Army Guard Club, 51 Fillmore St., Bangor. Interment will be at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery, Augusta, later in the spring. Those who wish to remember KC in a special way may make gifts in his memory to MAINEiacs Charities, 103 Marran St., Suite 518, Bangor, ME 04401 or
of ME, P.O. Box 2109, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04338-2109. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
133 Center Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 30, 2013