Stuart F. Hammitt

Born: Tue., Nov. 6, 1951
Died: Fri., Mar. 15, 2019


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


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Stuart F. Hammitt, age 67, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Illini Community Hospital.  He was born on November 6, 1951 in Pittsfield, IL to Donald and Shirley Hull Hammitt.

Stuart graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1969 and went on to join the United States Air Force, which he spoke of often.  After his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, he began working construction for several years and then worked at Reynolds Consumer Products where he retired from in 2016 after 20 plus years.  After retirement, Stuart enjoyed spending time with his daughters and their families.  He was a great and  loving father, “Papa,” and brother.  His grandchildren adored him and loved spending as much time with him as possible.  He did everything for his grandkids and he loved them so much.  No matter how many times they called throughout the day, he would pick them up and take them anywhere.  Stuart loved his dog, “Buddy,” and took him everywhere he went.  His “second family” got to see him every Friday and Saturday at Lindsay’s Tavern.  Some of his closest friends were Wally Lindsay, Doug Strother, Roger Harshman, and Mike Martin, among many others.  He will be missed by many and never forgotten.

He is survived by his daughters, Ashley (Chris) Gunder of Pittsfield, IL; Kayla (Matt) Hill of Carrollton, IL; and Amanda Bunn of Quincy, IL; seven grandchildren, Dakota, Dalton, Braelyn, Tyler, Lucas, Brooklyn and Savannah; two sisters, Neta (Paul) Lennon of Pittsfield, IL and Zoe (Jan) McDonald of Rock Island, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Shirley Hammitt; and his brother, George Hammitt.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow the service at Gray Cemetery near New Salem.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Shelby McHatton
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
R.I.P you will be greatly missed by friends family and more prayers for the family in this time of need 🙏 love u all 💕

Nancy Kindle
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss . He was one of the best guys . Always had a kind word or a smile , he loved you girls and his grankids . This world lost one of the best . My heart aches for all of you in your time of sympathy .

Christine Elaine Kramer
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Tread and girls im sorry to hear about Stuart he was a wonderful man and he will never be forgotten he was a major part of our,family from day,one. Love u all and my prayer are with u every moment ive been in ir shoea in 2011 when i lost my dad steve. Brown

Janice Sidwell Swzrtz
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss.

THERESA STANKO
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
Neta, so sorry to hear of Stuart's passing. I remember all of us having a perpetual Monopoly game on your living room floor every summer. He was a nice guy.

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