Philip Conrad Hammond, Jr., son of the late, Margaret Edmunds Hammond and Philip Conrad Hammond of Greensboro, North Carolina. Philip passed away March 10, 2021, surrounded by loving wife and soul mate, Linda. Philip was born in Lynchburg, Virginia February 5, 1930. He was 91 years old.
Philip lived with grandparents, Henry and Louise Edmunds in Halifax, Virginia, the first three years of his life while his parents relocated to Greensboro to establish an Orange Crush Bottling Company business.
Philip grew up in Greensboro where he went to Grimsley High School and later attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia graduating in 1948. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1952, Philip had a two-year US Navy tour in the Netherlands. After completing his Navy service, he returned to Greensboro in 1955 for a job with Security National Bank.
Following the merger of Security National Bank with NCNB the bank relocated Philip to Wilmington North Carolina to work in mortgage lending and construction servicing. He remained in Wilmington for 19 years with NCNB while raising a family.
In 1978 NCNB relocated Philip to Charlotte for establishment of the Mortgage division for new construction, working with and establishing new home builders for residential community construction. It was during this period that he met Linda. On November 1, 1980, Philip married Linda with total love, caring and companionship. The 40 year marriage of love, faith and compassion will flourish for a lifetime.
Writing, reading, music and choir singing have been a staple of Philip’s life. Philip continued to play tennis until his early retirement and enjoyed golf for many years with his senior golf group at Carmel Country Club. Most of all, Philip loved just being at home with Linda and The canine Girls, Sophie and Lucy.
Over Philip’s two banking careers his team players honored him with affirmations of his professional ability, the tenacity of getting the deals done, his absolute knowledge of the banking and construction lending industry, his honesty and high code of ethics and most importantly, his being a true Southern Gentleman with his tremendous heart of kindness and compassion in every respect of life.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; children, Helen Hammond, Philip Hammond, III and wife, Robin; sister, Margot Cunningham; stepchildren, Kathlene Stith, Julie and Dennis Willis, Scott and Patsy Lester; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Philip was preceded in death by a daughter, five-year-old, Caroline Hammond.
Memorial services for the family with be 2:00 PM March 26, 2021 at Myers Park Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Roth, Pastor officiating. Please join the family via livestream https://livestream.com/mpumc/funeral
Memorial gifts may be made to Danny and Ron’s, Senior Dog Rescue, PO Box 604, Camden, SC 29021 .http://www.dannyronsrescue.org/
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606.
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