Thomas Neil Sammons

Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on September 14, 1946

Departed on January 14, 2019 and resided in Castalian Springs, TN

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Thomas Neil Sammons, 73, of Castalian Springs, Tennessee, passed away on January 14 at
Tri-Star Centennial Hospital in Nashville. Tom is survived by his wife, Donna Faye Sammons,
his son, Jake Sammons, Jake’s family, Anjanette, Allison, and Cadence, his daughter Tami
(Sammons) Hunter and her family, Jamie, Westley, and Mason. Tom was preceded in death by
his daughter Tracey and grandson Gage.
Tom was born at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in 1946 to JT and Vivian Sammons while his
dad, JT, served in the US Marine Corps. Tom loved music and baseball and enjoyed being
involved in both throughout his youth. He was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam
Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Tom married his childhood sweetheart, Donna, in
March of 1966. They settled outside of Detroit, MI, when he was honorably discharged in 1967.
They were married 53 and a half years.
Tom loved singing Gospel Music more than anything else and grew up listening to the spiritual
songs of the Statesmen and Blackwood Brothers. Tom and Donna helped start New Faith
Chapel near Detroit, Michigan, where Tom served as the Minister of Music. Tom most recently
sang with the Commonwealth Quartet from 2008 through December 2019.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Tom’s name to the American Heart
Association or a Veteran’s charity of your choice.
Tom will be interred at Crestview Memory Gardens, Gallatin, TN.

13 Comments to Mr. Thomas Neil Sammons

  1. Keith Sargent
    January 22, 2020 1:26 pm

    Words can’t describe how much I already miss my closest male cousin. He was like a brother to me… I know he is in a much place now! RIP Cuz! Love you!

  2. Mitzi Stanley
    January 23, 2020 11:42 am

    I love you Tom ..I miss you already ..You and Faye are faithful , loyal friends to us Stanley’s .. I will cherish the CD’s you had Faye send me last summer ..I will always pray for your family ..♥️♥️♥️

  3. Thomas Robert Clothier
    January 23, 2020 1:07 pm

    Praying for all of you as you celebrate Tom’s life and the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  4. Billy Blackwood
    January 23, 2020 6:07 pm

    Mr. Sammons, although I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing you, I feel connected to you through your love for our family’s music over the years, and by my friendship with your son, Jake. Looking forward to meeting you around the throne!

  5. Brittney a.k.a Bill
    January 23, 2020 11:43 pm

    I am incredibly blessed to have known the one and only, Tom. We had a special relationship, one of a girl (me) who he took under his arms and embraced me as his own and who I called my 2nd dad. He mentored me, showed me Jesus, encouraged me, laughed with and at me, begged me to sing, Crazy by Patsy Cline and smirked his proud smile when I sang his favorite song or hit a note he liked, joked with me and would sit with me and listen to quartet music often. He not only was an incredible singer but an incredible man. He showed me a love for music like my Papa, Bobby Gray did. Memories from Michigan to Texas to Tennessee and no matter how many miles were between us I could always count on Tom for advice, love and laughs. I am forever blessed and will forever miss this wonderful man who called me, His Bill….

  6. Sue Swick
    January 25, 2020 8:08 am

    I was blessed to grow up with Tom and his family. We were all related we thought because of the live we had for each other. We sang together, laughed and cried together. In later years we visited him and my sister, Faye and always had a great time. I still can’t believe he’s gone. But Heaven is sweeter and I know he’s singing with the Good News and all my family that’s already gone! Heaven is now sweeter and has a great tenor voice in that Heavenly choir!! But I love and miss you. Tom! 💕 See you soon!

  7. Joe Atchinson
    January 25, 2020 8:44 am

    Vickie and I are so blessed to have known you and love on you and Faye. Lots of good memories while breaking bread. We’ll catch up in Heaven. Continued prayers for family

  8. Ron Franklin
    January 25, 2020 12:31 pm

    Terrible loss. I remember the day I met him like it was yesterday.

  9. Doris Collette Quigley
    January 25, 2020 4:14 pm

    Family and friends are in My prayers.

  10. Roseann Johnson Zempter
    January 25, 2020 5:51 pm

    We are so sorry to hear that Tom left us, but happy for him to have a great reunion on the other side. He was a sweet man and I loved his committment to the Lord and his service through music. He won’t be forgotten.
    Our heart goes out to his dear family at this difficult time.

  11. Rita (Moore) Schryer
    January 25, 2020 10:01 pm

    Peace and love to the Sammons family. I have fond memories of a youthful group singing their hearts out proclaiming the love of Jesus. Indeed, another singer has joined the heavenly choir!

  12. Cookie Louden
    January 26, 2020 5:18 pm

    He was my favorite. I am partial to Baratones…I would tease him when The Commonwealth Quartet were in Carrollton. He had an uncanny resemblance to my brother…He will be missed..
    Cookie Louden..

  13. Carmen & Tony Porter
    January 29, 2020 1:12 pm

    Great memories of Tom. So sad he is not with us but so glad to have spent some special times with Tom and Faye. Been praying for all of us. Love Tony ,Carmen and family.

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