An MTF Tribute to our friend         
Terry Hammond       

(Austin city limits (aclhammond))    

Terry Hammond
11/05/1957 ~ 11/19/2010

    Terry Lee Hammond

    Terry Lee Hammond, 53, of Casey, IL formerly of Martinsville, IL passed away at 2:39 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL. He was born November 5, 1957, in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Warren Lee “John” Hammond and Marjorie Lee Burris Hammond. On September 14, 2001, he married Cynthia L. Markwell in Hazel Dell, IL.

    Survivors include his wife, Cindy Hammond of Casey, IL; stepdaughters, Megan Markwell and fiancé Anthony Scheff of Chicago, IL and Macy Markwell of Casey, IL; stepson, Mitchell Markwell of Mattoon, IL; sisters, Vicki Jean Gee and husband Tommy and Carol Ann McMillan and husband Perry all of Tucson, AZ; mother in law, Harriet Laymon of Hazel Dell, IL; aunts, Betty Darling of Casey, IL and Lucy Montgomery and husband Lloyd of Martinsville, IL; uncle, Bill Burris and wife Carole of Casey, IL; brothers and sisters in law, Becky Coleman of Casey, IL, Gene Laymon and wife Sandy and Tim Laymon and wife Sheila, all of Hazel Dell, IL; nieces and nephews, Amy Rivers and husband Stuart, Scott Gee and wife Anne, Kathy Elsesser and husband Frank, Chris Gordon and wife Rebecca, Greg Gordon, Crystal Roe and husband Rusty, Carrie Patrick and husband Darrin, Caryn Parli and husband Tim, Lyn Cochonour and husband Bryan, Seth Laymon, Kylie Murphy and husband Nick, Tatum, Trista, Tyndal and Teal Green and many cousins. He was preceded by his parents, father in law, Charlie Laymon, and many aunts and uncles.

    Terry was a life long farmer, working with his dad on the family farm since he was a small child. He was a member of the Casey United Methodist Church. Terry was a 1976 graduate of Martinsville High School, where he was a recipient of the John Phillip Sousa award and as he would say, “A Graduate of the University of Cleone.” He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and stockholder. He was well known as “ACL” for organizing the “Moonshine Lunch Run,” the annual motorcycle run he founded in 2005. He was a member of the North Fork Soil and Water Conservation, the Iron Butt Association and Bleacher Creatures.

    Note: The above is the official Obituary published on the Greenwell Funeral Home webpage

Terry's favorite quote from his facebook page:

Live Every Moment,,, Love Everyday,,, Because,,, Before you know it,,,
Your Precious Time Slips away...

Terry had many talents, but most of us didn't know he was an accomplished singer.

Click the song title to listen to Terry Singing    I walked Today Where Jesus Walked

Below is a quote Terry posted on the MTF and other forums shortly after the
post-post Moonshine Lunch Run (MLR) held November 13th,
it say's a lot about Terry:

"If I die today,,, and am only known for 1 thing on this earth,,, and it is the MLR,,,
I had a very honored and cherished life to see so many great friends like you..."

It wasn't Terry who should have felt honored, but those of us that he shared so much with...

It's hard to capture what the Moonshine Lunch Run is all about to anyone that hasn't been there...
David Gillespie (DragonFlyUC) wrote an "essay" after attending his first MLR in April 2010
and at the time only shared it with Terry. In tribute to Terry, he has now shared it with the MTF...
Click here to read David's MLR essay

Terry became a MTF Gold Member in August 2007

Click here to read the announcementp

A few select comments from Terry's MTF Friends:

Note: there were so many comments there's no way we could capture them all here.
We invite you to read all of them on the forum in the following threads on the forum:
  • Terry Hammond

  • Moonshine Lunch Run