Richard Douglas Hammond
Doug Hammond, 51 of Leawood, Kansas passed away January 24, 2017 at home. He was born Richard Douglas Hammond on March 17, 1965 to Paula and John Hammond and is survived by his two daughters Ashley and Jessica, and three brothers, Will, Russ, and Ken.
Doug was a graduate of Pembroke Country Day School in 1983. In his youth, he was an avid hunter and two sport lettermen in basketball and baseball. He continued his basketball career while attending Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.Doug had a zest for life and conversation. He had the ability to connect with anyone that he met and usually evoked a smile, if not a laugh. His larger than life and competitive personality lent itself to sales. At one time, he became one of the largest salesmen in the country of Gildan, Hanes, and Knights Apparel t-shirts. Family, friends, and business associates will remember Doug for his “zeal for the deal” and as an avid Chiefs, Royals, and Jayhawk basketball fan.A celebration of life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday February 3rd at 12705 Ash Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to the National Parkinson Foundation.