Thomas Monroe Redmond, affectionately known as Tommy, was born on September 04, 1965, in Henderson County, North Carolina. A loving and amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Tommy’s presence touched the lives of all who knew him. Unexpectedly, he passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, from injuries he sustained in an accident. He was 58 years old.
Tommy had a zest for life that was truly one of a kind. He embraced his passions with unwavering enthusiasm, finding joy in the great outdoors. Hunting and fishing were not just hobbies, but a way for him to connect with nature and find peace in his surroundings. As an avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed the thrill of the race and the camaraderie shared with fellow enthusiasts.
Known for his infectious laughter and storytelling, Tommy never met a stranger. He had a unique ability to make others laugh and brighten their day with his contagious humor. His genuine care for people extended beyond jokes; he was always there to lend a helping hand or provide a listening ear.
Tommy was a lifetime member of Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue, exemplifying his dedication to serving his community. He also held memberships with the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616 and the American Legion Post 77 in Hendersonville. Through these affiliations, he contributed to the betterment of society and formed lasting connections with like-minded individuals.
In his 32 years of marriage, Tommy brought immense joy to his loving wife, Lori Redmond. Together, they built a life filled with precious memories and unwavering love. He was a devoted father to his late son, Tony Case (November 19, 2020), his daughter, Samantha Redmond of Flat Rock and his son, Nick Redmond, also of Flat Rock. Tommy cherished his role as a Pawpaw to Tahani, Isabella, and Wyatt, showering them with love and affection.
Tommy’s mother, Martha Brock Hill of Zirconia and late father, Gerald Hill (November 25, 2021), stood as a source of unwavering support throughout his life. He is also survived by his brother Dwayne Hill (Jill) and sister Wendy Ramey (Bobby), who shared many cherished moments with him. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends mourn his loss as well.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616. This will serve as an opportunity to remember Tommy, celebrate his vibrant spirit, and find solace in the shared memories that he leaves behind.
In the absence of notable achievements, Tommy’s legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched with his warmth, humor, and love. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary individual, let us remember the laughter he brought, the stories he shared, and the profound impact he had on all who knew him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.