Samuel John Hammett, 92, better known as Jack, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 28, 2022. Jack was born on March 6, 1930, in Prince Frederick, Maryland, to Samuel Biscoe and Mattie Lyle Lusby Hammett.
He worked at a very young age on the family farm in Bowensville, and worked many jobs while attending Calvert High School to help support his family. He worked for Abe Goldstein and George W. Dorsey Company before joining Amos Bowen in Bowen and Hammett Construction Company. Later, he founded Hammett’s Building Services. His successful company of fifty plus years built many beautiful homes and buildings seen throughout Calvert County.
Jack was very busy, but over his lifetime he took time to serve his county well. He was a founder of The Calverton School, a sixty-year member of the Calvert County Lions Club and served on the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative for thirty years. He was a life member of the Calvert County Historical Society. He was a member of the Calvert County Fire and Rescue Commission as well as the Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission and many other commissions and boards. He served in the Maryland National Guard. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick.
Jack did enjoy his life, especially flying his airplane, boating, crabbing and sharing his catch every Sunday with his family. He enjoyed people and keeping in touch with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Faye, of seventy-two years, his daughter Lonnie Frank, son-in-law Jon, his son Gary, daughter-in-law Marcia, grandsons Chas Frank (Jennifer), Ben Frank (Joanna), Jesse Hammett (Kirsten), Adam Hammett (Sarah), great grandchildren Sam Frank, Lucy Frank and Summer Hammett as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Betty Dorsey and Virginia Parran, and brothers, Oscar, Clay and Bill, and his daughter, Tamara Bowen Hammett.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 to 7:00 on Friday, September 2, and on Saturday, September 3, 10:00 to 11:00, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 at Trinity United Methodist Church, officiated by Reverend James Swecker. Interment will be at Central Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678, or to a charity of your choice.