Thomas A. Hadley

August 6, 1936 - May 6, 2018
Thomas A. Hadley

Thomas A Hadley, 81, of Hendersonville, NC, passed on to his heavenly home on May 6, 2018 in Huntersville, NC at Levine Dickson Hospice House, following a courageous battle against Leukemia. Born August 6, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN, he was a 1959 graduate of the University of Minnesota and began a 32-year career as a chemical engineer with Kimberly Clark.  He relocated with his family to Hendersonville, NC in 1967 to lead the Quality Assurance Division at Berkley Mills.

Tom’s talent and passion for golf led to many accolades, including MN Amateur at age 19, 16 USGA Amateur Tournaments, 28 Hendersonville Country Club Championships, Society of Seniors Tournament, 6 CGA Senior Tournaments and the 1996 Senior Open (subbing for Lee Trevino).

Tom was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church for 51 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Al & Louise Hadley and his son-in-law Kenny Duncan.

Those left to cherish his memory includes his devoted bride of 61 years Janice; his sisters, Mary Fedor and Sue Johnson of Minneapolis MN; his six children, Kathy Greene [Mike], Ann Duncan, Barb Boheler [Marshall], Mary Jane Van Lanen [Bob], Mark Hadley [Jennifer] and Kristin Schmoldt [Rob]; fourteen grandchildren, that he so adored being a “Grampy” to, Amy Greene, Ashley Greene, Brian Duncan, Nathan Duncan, Phillip Boheler, Lindsay Boheler, Rob Van Lanen, Nikki Van Lanen, Alana Hadley, Bryce Hadley, Rose Hadley, Katherine Schmoldt, Caroline Schmoldt and Ben Schmoldt;  one great-grandson, Braylen Greene.  Also close to his heart was his golf family at the Hendersonville Country Club.

A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2018. Receiving of friends will be held at the church immediately following the mass.

His family is grateful for the compassion shown by Dr. Daniel Veazey, the staffs of Pardee Memorial Hospital, Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Levine Dickson Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the St Gerard’s House (serving the autistic community) at and/or Immaculata Catholic School at



Monday, May 14, 2018
10:00 AM

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208 7th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • May 13, 2018
    Bill Stokes says:
    Jan and family .You are in my thoughts and prayers and although I will be unable to attend the service tomorrow you will be on my mind .So sorry for your loss.

  • May 14, 2018
    Jerald Wright says:
    Tom was a friend, my boss, a co-worker, and a mentor. Much of who I am today can be attributed to Tom. As a friend, we talked about his views. From politics to golf, we shared it all. He would accept the odd challenge of proving he could stand flat-footed next to a table and jump up and land on top of it. Everyone was surprised at this remarkable feat. He listened to my ideas and gave me his candid thoughts. Every day at lunch we went for a walk, checked out the area and ended up listening to Paul Harvey on the radio. The more I worked with Tom, the more I realized how smart he really was. Although I have not seen him in years, he has always remained in my thoughts. I was proud to have known him and honored he was part of my life.

  • May 14, 2018
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  • May 14, 2018
    Captain Gene Hamilton Carswell says:
    See you on the Tee!

  • May 14, 2018
    Mike and Laura Roper says:
    Tom was a friend that I had known and looked up to for many, many years. To say golf was a passion to him is an understatement. For as long as I can remember I would follow him in the HCC club championships. His family was very dear to him and made him very proud. He will be deeply missed! Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire family.