Obituary: Royce Allen Hammock

Mr. Hammock, 70, of Winter Garden, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

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Royce Allen Hammock of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the age of 70 years. He was born in Red Bay, Alabama, to the late Wilburn Edward and Pauline Hammock.

Royce was a graduate of Ocoee High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969. Royce attended Seminole Community College and Scottsdale Community College. He worked most of his life in telecommunications and retired as a manager for Volt Communications. He also worked two years as a long-distance truck driver.

Royce maintained an active lifestyle. He absolutely loved music and was an amazingly talented guitar and bass player. Royce was extremely creative with his music. He was an active member of the Starke Lake Baptist Church in Ocoee, where he was a mentor to kids, especially the musically inclined. 

Royce was an avid reader and was always excited to learn new things. He played softball, enjoyed snow-skiing, went scuba diving and sky diving and took flying lessons. Royce also enjoyed playing pool and target shooting. He was a great cook and was working on a cookbook of family recipes. 

More than anything, he loved getting together with his family and friends.   

He is remembered and will be dearly missed by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig A. and Lisa K. Hammock of Geneva, Alabama, and their children, Royce’s grandchildren, Colton Allen (Kaylyn) Hammock of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Savanna Hammock of San Diego, California; Shelby Hammock of Geneva, Alabama, and Cheyenne Hammock, also of Geneva; and one great-grandson, Luke Allen Hammock; stepson and -daughter-in-law, Brian and Angelina Sanders of Winter Garden, Florida, and their children, grandsons Ashton Sanders, Bryce Sanders, Calvin Sanders and Devin Sanders, all of Winter Garden; sister, Patricia Ferguson of Winter Springs, Florida; and sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Rodger Wright of DeLand, Florida; brothers, Randy Hammock of Winter Park, Florida, Jerry Hammock of Winter Garden and Douglas A. Hammock of Maryville, Tennessee; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held last weekend at the Starke Lake Baptist Church, 611 West Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761. His final resting place is the Winter Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Starke Lake Baptist Church.  Arrangements were entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Leesburg, Florida. Condolences may be shared at


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