Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond

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  The family encourages memorial contributions are  for the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center-Patient Navigator fund through Make A Wish Gift to Duke ( or to Wakefield Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 308 Proctor Street, Zebulon, NC 27597.


  • Shirley Rudolph (hoop) Posted March 28, 2020 11:56 am

    I just wanted you to know my heart goes out to you and your family. Tom was a wonderful son and brother. Only time will heal and the Lord will always be with you in time of need. We all know the feeling of losing a love one and only time can heal, Take care.

  • Richard A. Outlaw Posted March 28, 2020 12:14 pm

    Jeanette, Stephanie and Justin….I’m sorry for your loss…..
    I worked with Tom at Mims Dist in the 70’s and worked with him later on in construction work.
    He and I always kidded each other when it came to UNC and NCSU…..he being the state fan.
    I saw Tom a few months ago….talked with him a few days ago and was going to visit him but I was unable to go and
    now I wish I could have gone………………..I feel like I let him down and I hope he will forgive me for not going.
    REST IN PEACE my FRIEND……………………………

  • Gary and Denise Armstrong Posted March 28, 2020 12:41 pm

    We will forever miss him. He was as a brother to me and we traveled and had so many memories together. All our prayers are for his family. Until we meet again…..

  • Joe and Deborah Taylor Posted March 28, 2020 12:58 pm

    My love and prayers for you and your family

  • Linda Griffin Posted March 28, 2020 1:35 pm

    May Tom’s family be granted strength and peace to continue on their journey without him. Tom’s precious spirit will live on free of pain and worry. He was a good man – brave and strong. I will never forget him.

  • Patricia Hoop Posted March 28, 2020 3:24 pm

    We loved Tom. Our hearts go out to all of you. He will be missed.
    Love the Hoops

  • Sterling Whitley Posted March 28, 2020 4:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss, he was such a solid guy, every interaction I had with him was positive and left me a better person. May he Rest In Peace . Love you and the family.

  • Jesse Askew Posted March 28, 2020 4:59 pm

    Kathy and Jesse will be thinking’ of and praying for all the family during this time and in the future. We lived Tom and will miss him, but we will see him again one day.

  • Keith and Lisa Wagner Posted March 28, 2020 5:02 pm

    My dear brother Tom. Rest in Jesus. I will never forget the day you came to Christ and the day of your baptism, the joy of our breakfast days of discipleship in the Word. Truly a highlight of my life. Praise God! You are a forever brother in Christ. See you one day in glory! Jeanette, you were a faithful and true wife and servant and joy to your husband. We love you and your family! Keith and Lisa.

  • Danielle “Dani” O’Dell Posted March 28, 2020 5:42 pm

    Tom was always smiling, and even now looking down smiling. So sorry for everyone’s loss. Although through heartache, he is finally at peace and was called home. I love each and everyone one of you, and pray for peace and comfort. Tom will be missed greatly, as he has a heart of gold ❤️

  • Cathy Lichauer Posted March 28, 2020 7:40 pm

    Jeannette, I sm so sorry to hear about Tom. You were very strong and supportive throughout his illness and I am sure he appreciated it. May God comfort you during this time.

  • Cindy Dodson Pearce Posted March 29, 2020 8:58 am

    Stephanie ,, Justin and family. I am so sorry for your loss . I first met you guys years ago when Tom (Biggun) played softball with the Wild Bunch! We shared lots of laughs , love and memories with you guys . Hugs and prayers for all of you

  • Philip Joyner Posted March 29, 2020 10:11 am

    Sorry to hear about Tom. Our love and prayers go out to Jeanette and all the family.

    Carol & Phil Joyner

  • Larry Ray Posted March 29, 2020 10:36 am

    I have no words to make you feel better. Very sorry for your loss and understand the pain of having a hole in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Josh Lanier Posted March 29, 2020 1:33 pm

    An excellent man!! Loved him since the day I met him!

  • Tina Brigman Posted March 29, 2020 8:37 pm

    Jeanette, wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. You two were two pea’s in a pod. I’m so sorry to hear of Toms passing. He will be missed by all his girls on the fifth floor. We are all thinking of you, when your heart is so heavy.

  • Judy Essick Posted March 29, 2020 11:43 pm

    May Tom & the family be granted comfort and peace. Sending love & prayers from afar

  • Vickie Parent Posted April 22, 2020 8:58 pm

    Jeanette. Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of Tom’s passing. He & you were such a joy to know. Sending prayers of God’s Blessings.

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