The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 2, 2013

William “Tuck” Hammon Jr.


OAKWOOD — William “Tuck” Hammon Jr., 89, well-known Oakwood resident and owner of the former Tuck’s Drive-In of Oakwood, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Tuck was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Scott County to William and Ethel Franklin Hammon Sr.

He married Iota Batley Sept. 22, 1946, in Winchester.

She survives as well as four daughters, Marsha Walton of Danville, Kathy (Gary) Henk of Danville, Billie (Dan) Severns of Danville and Jacque Ferguson of Arlington, Wash.; one surrogate daughter, Judy (Russ) Zurlinden of Danville; one brother, Jack (Jennie) Hammon of Alton; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Hammon.

Tuck was an Army medic. He worked for Illinois Power Company as a supervisor from 1947-1986 and owned the popular Tuck’s Drive-In. He was a member of the Oakwood American Legion, Masonic Lodge of Chandlerville and Liar’s Table at the Oakwood Truck Stop. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his Minnesota fishing trips and liked to hunt as well.

Funeral services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Robison Chapel in Catlin, the Rev. Patti Wise to officiate. Burial in: the Oakwood Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Robison Chapel in Catlin.

Memorials to: the Batestown United Methodist Church or St. Jude’s Hospital, in care of Robison Chapel. Online condolences at:

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