Isaac McDonald Hamm, Sr., son of the late Isaac and Annie Hamm, was born on September 24, 1927 in King William County, Virginia. He entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
Isaac received his early education in the public schools of King William County, VA. In 1946, he entered the U.S. Army where he served overseas in Japan as part of Engineering FF Platoon and was honorably discharged in 1948. He later attended St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA and graduated with an industrial education degree in 1952.
Isaac met the late Ysadora Butler while at college and they married in 1954. To this happy union was born Isaac, Jr., Gary, and Verneda. Isaac was a devoted husband and father and was a constant source of love and support. He was a long time, active member of the 48th Street Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, in Philadelphia where he served as a trustee and usher for many, many years.
Isaac served as an assembler and industrial truck repairman for Eaton Corporation for 30 years. Upon retirement, he worked at Deval Corporation and the West Philadelphia Community Health Consortium where he served meals on wheels.
Isaac leaves to cherish his memory his sons Isaac, Jr. and Gary; his daughter Verneda; his grandchildren Cherron and Isaac Hamm, III and Allen and Selena Baugh; his great grandson Gerald “Deuce” Carlton; daughters-in-law, Vikki Gadson Hamm and Pamela Hamm; a son-in-law, Allen Baugh; nephews David and Sterling Moore and Benjamin McDaniel; cousins, and a host of other family and friends.