Henry Newton Hammond Jr

Henry (Bud) Hammond, 94, of Simpsonville went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 19, 2024.  Bud is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kirby Hammond; sons Barry (Beau) Hammond (Jane) and Wayne Hammond; as well as one daughter, Sherie Hammond Smith (Scott). Other survivors include three granddaughters; Amanda Faye Landers, Jo-Ana Helen Hammond and Chelsea McDaniel (Alan); two great grandchildren, Jayden Landers and Jackson Henry Atkinson; a brother James Hammond (Irene); stepdaughter, Betty Jo Burns; stepson, Danny Thompkins; and step grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin and Joey Thompkins. 

Bud was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Helen Chandler Hammond and three sisters; Cozette Sherfield, Sarah Cooley and Mildred Faber. 

Known as a hard worker, Bud delivered groceries on his bike as a young boy and lit the school furnace early every morning.  After working on the Savannah River Project as a heliarc welder, Bud worked at the Simpsonville Lumber Company before opening Hammond Plumbing Company.  In the mid-eighties Bud became a Plumbing Inspector for Greenville County before being promoted to Codes Administrator. He also taught a Master Plumbing License Class at Greenville Technical College.  

Bud was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He looked forward to annual family fishing trips, raising world class tomatoes and smoking hogs.  Bud’s years of honing his barbeque recipes became the foundation for Henry’s Barbeque, a well-known staple in the Upstate.  

Bud’s gentle smile and wise counsel left his mark on the community and his friends and family.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:30 pm in the Heritage Chapel of Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home in Simpsonville officiated by Pastor Randy Harling. Interment will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

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The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 12:30 pm.

Condolences to the family of Henry Newton Hammond Jr

  • Ken Richardson
    1 month ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you. Mr. Bud was a good man. May God give you peace and comfort.

    Ken and Peggy Richardson

  • Ray Brown
    1 month ago

    Did not know Mr. Henry, but have many good memories of his, B B Q. the best ever.

    Ray Brown, Cannon Byrd Funeral Home

  • I am so sorry to hear about Bud. He was such a nice man. Prayers for your family.
    Angie Richardson

  • I am so sorry to hear about Bud. He was such a nice man. Prayers for your family.

  • Rhonda Spradlin
    1 month ago

    BJ I am so sorry to read this! Bud was such a wonderful man and loved his family. Prayers for you, Ms Dot and all the family. God bless you all. 🙏

  • Beau, Wayne, Sherie and family, I’m so thankful to have grown up with this Sweet Man. Mr. Hammond “Bud” will be deeply missed, yet forever remembered as a man who lived his life with purpose, grace, and an unwavering commitment to all those he held dear. Brian and I take comfort in knowing that his journey was full of joy, his life full of love and his memory will forever be cherished. He was absolutely one of the very best!
    Prayers for Comfort as you each remember the wonderful memories well shared together.
    God Bless,
    Brian and Janet Jones

  • Great Guy and teacher. He did the plumbing in Sherie’s and my house. Lots of WIsdom! Helped me with many things! Including support when i was in a stuck terrible mood setting stone on the outside of our cider block foundation — among many other things! He will be Missed!

  • Blaiz Streetman-Loy
    1 month ago

    BJ and Family,

    Prayers for you, your sweet mother, and your extended family during this time. JD and I are saddened by your loss and hope that the foundation of his beliefs provide comfort to you all. JD Loy and Blaiz Streetman-Loy

  • Randy & Susan Massengale
    1 month ago

    Dear Wayne, Barry, and all extended family,
    Our deepest and sincerest condolences and prayers go out to you for the loss of Mr. Hammond.
    It is our prayer that God in His mercy will grant you peace, contentment, and healing at this time of great loss.
    Sincerely,
    Randy and Susan Massengale

  • Janice Holcombe
    1 month ago

    B.J., Mrs. Dot and Elizabeth; and all the family of Mr Bud… Tommy and I send our deep sympathy and condolences in the loss of this special man in your lives and the lives of so many!
    Tommy & Janice Holcombe

  • Mitch Gault
    4 weeks ago

    Wayne and Beau and Sherrie and family – I loved Mr Hammond!
    Bud was such a great guy, loved his spirit, his smile…..his can-do attitude…..always felt like he had a servants heart……always willing to help when called upon.

    Bud had this peace about him that I always admired, so humble…so gifted!

    Praying for y’all. What a champion of a man y’all had as a dad.

    Thankful that I knew Bud Hammond!

    Love and prayers to your family.

  • Lou Ann Cooley
    4 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Buds passing. I have such fond memories of sharing good times with the family. Time makes the memories so precious. Thinking of all the family members and prayers for comfort. Love to all!

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