In Loving Memory of Dr. George Robert Hammond
Dr. Hammond, served in General George Patton's 3rd Army during World War II and was appointed a member of the 50th Anniversary Council for the Battle of Normandy Foundation. Dr. Hammond began his professional career as a chiropractor in Wilson in 1950. He served as president of the N.C. Chiropractic Association, the Lincoln College Alumni Association, and the N.C. Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. Dr. Hammond also served as a board member at the National College of Chiropractic. In 1964, he was elected "Outstanding Doctor of the Year" by the chiropractors of this state. He was chosen as Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors in 1978. He retired from his practice in 1986. Dr. Mark Hooper took over the practice after his retirement. "I came here in 1984," Hooper said, "Dr. Hammond was my mentor and my friend."
In 1952, Hammond served as president of the Wilson Civitan Club and in 1954, he served as lieutenant governor of the North Carolina district of Civitan International. He also served as a trustee of the Civitan Foundation and as a director for the Boys Home at Lake Waccamaw. Dr. Hammond served as a director of the Wilson Arts Council for many years and was the campaign chairman for the Edna Boykin Cultural Center (Wilson Theatre).
Other organizations in which he was active include: the American Heart Association, Wilson Community Concerts, Wilson/Barton Symphony, Friends of Hackney Library, Wilson County United Way and others. He was known as a generous financial supporter of these organizations. "He was such an asset to the community, " said longtime friend Edna Boykin. "Whenever he was a member of an organization, he put everything he had into it."
At St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, he served as Sunday school teacher, lay reader and Eucharistic minister. He was also a member of the stewardship commission and was chairman of the most recent capital campaign. His wife Eleanor Maurer Hammond have 4 beautiful daughters, Jody H. Bissette and Allyson Hammond of Wilson, Carol H. Reeves and Robin Maurer Hammond of Raleigh.
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