Philip Conrad Hammond, Jr.

March 10, 2021

CHARLOTTE – 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.

While growing up and living in Greensboro, Philip enjoyed life and involvement in Greensboro Jaycees and developed lifelong friends. He was an avid tennis player and young golfer at Greensboro Country Club. After two years at Grimsley High School, Philip attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia graduating in 1948. Playing tennis with the tennis team and studying business were the highlights of his Episcopal High School career. 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.

Philip enjoyed his early years in Wilmington belonging to the Surf Club while boating and enjoying life at Wrightsville Beach. He remained in Wilmington for 19 years with NCNB while raising a family, enjoying golf at Cape Fear Country Club and working on the Azalea Festival with golfing and national celebrities.

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. While in that position, Philip attended and graduated from The Banking School of The South in Baton Rouge, LA. It was during this period that he met Linda Potts. 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.

Philip retired after 28 years with NCNB but that retirement didn’t last. A second banking career became available, working with Centura Bank in construction lending in Charlotte. Philip loved working with the team players in this second career while flourishing in additional profits for Centura Bank.   (formally First Charlotte Bank)

After retirement in 1998 and continued consultation, Philip enjoyed golfing and retirement with friends at Peninsula Country Club and The Point.

Having spent winters in southern Florida, Philip and Linda built a home in The Villages enjoying golf, amenities and many friends later returning to Charlotte.

Philip loved his Virginia heritage of his years in Halifax and his extended Virginia family attending many Virginia family reunions. His grandparents, Henry and Louise, molded his early years with Christian upbringing and a true spirit of a positive life helping others.

Writing, reading, music and choir singing have been a staple of Philip’s life while his interest in golfing took he and Linda to many golfing events and tournaments around the country over the years. 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

Memorial gifts may be made to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, Senior Dog Rescue, PO Box 604, Camden, SC 29021.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Rebecca (Becky) Potts Baker

    I was so sorry to learn of Phillip's death. I just watched the funeral service via Livestream and I loved hearing about all of the special memories you all cherish. I am thinking about you all and you are in my prayers every day. With much love, Becky

  • Kathlene Stith

    So sorry for the loss of "Big Philip". He was a great guy that was always upbeat and cheerful! I have many fond memories of vacations and holidays spent together. What a full and wonderful life he had! I will certaintly send a donation to the senior dog rescue in his honor. That is a very nice way to cherish his memory. Kathlene Stith