He was born in Perry County on September 4, 1931 to the late Henry and Mary (Brown) Hammack.
Dewey was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and served in Germany. He was united in marriage on December 17, 1955 to Lela “Jo” Shearn. He was a member of Lewisport Baptist Churh.
Surviving is his wife, Lela “Jo” Hammack of Evanston; daughter, Karen Wicker and husband Glenn of Tell City; brother Eldon Hammack; three grandchildren, Kim LaGrange and husband, Barry, Amity Hensley and husband, Clint and Matt Wicker and wife, Connie; eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, William, Victor, Duane and John Hammack and Lucille Kriesle.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. CST Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Rev. Bob White will officiate. Burial will follow in Deer Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deer Creek Cemetery Fund or the Perry County Animal Shelter.