Russell Gordon Hammer, age 64, of Ruckersville, passed away at his home on June 29, 2012. He was born December 30, 1947 near Elkton to the late Joseph and Thelma Shifflett Hammer.
Russell was known to many as Doodle or Pop. He was employed with Wonder Bread Company for many years and with East Coast Gas Company, both in Charlottesville.
Surviving are his wife, Debra Gentry Hammer; his son, Brian S. Hammer and wife, Chanel of Ruckersville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Offenbacker and Ethel Hammer and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Samuel, Nelson, Robert and John Hammer and a sister, Louise Herring.
Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Josh Shifflett, will be held 11:00am Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home.