Tom Hammond, 69, of Zebulon, NC passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh, NC
Tom was born March 19, 1951 in Frankfort, KY to Chet & Mary Hammond. He graduated from Green Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Ft. Pierce Junior College in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
He was an avid sports fan but his greatest love was anything NC State and NASCAR.
Tom retired as a Private Investigator with his company Hammond-Whitt, Inc. due to his declining health in 2014.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chet, his youngest brother, Jim and his Granddog, Lukas.
Tom will be lovingly missed by his mom, Mary of Zebulon; wife Jeanette “Shug” of the home; son, Justin “Buddy Ro” of Raleigh; daughter, Shelli Rowland (Chris) of Raleigh; brother Dennis Hammond (Nancy) of Milwaukee, WI; brother & sister-in-law, Dale & Paula Hux; niece, Marla Dale; grandsons Aaron & Justin Rowland; Granddogs, Harrelson & Daisy; his uncle Jim Thomas (Patty) of Jacksonville, FL and special friends Stephanie & Everett Rouse of Zebulon.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Duke Thoracic Surgery Department: Dr. David C. White, P.A’s Rashni Patel, Skylar Brewer & Katie Gillis; Duke Oncologists, Dr. Neeraj R. Agrawal; Duke-Raleigh Same Day Surgery pre- and post-op, Endoscopy, Surgical & Anesthesiology and his fifth floor family – our family will always have a special place in our hearts for you.
Due to current restrictions on gatherings, a private service for family will be held on Sunday, March 29th at 2pm. A livestream will be available at facebook.com/stricklandfuneral. The family encourages memorial contributions are for the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center-Patient Navigator fund through Make A Wish Gift to Duke (Gifts.duke.edu) or to Wakefield Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 308 Proctor Street, Zebulon, NC 27597.