Thomas (Tom) George Hempstead
Thomas (Tom) George Hempstead, 69, died on April 25, 2023 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Mr. Hempstead was born on April 16, 1954 in Miami, Florida and resided in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Tom grew up in Miami Springs and went on to live there for most of his life. He Attended Miami Springs Senior High (1973). He and his brother, Norman, worked on and eventually owned the family business, Hempstead Marine. Tom worked on tugboats since his childhood days and enjoyed being on the water whether for work or for fun. Tom and Mary met and were married in 1991, this was a second marriage for both of them and after a short courtship they knew they had each found their soul mate. Tom became dad to Mary’s two daughters, Melisa & Suzanne and eventually grandpa to Nicole & Brooke.
Tom was a lover of old cars, racing hobby boats, fishing, and making his friends and family laugh. He never missed a chance to help someone, whether that was loaning a hand to build something, finding you that one thing you needed to complete a project – he loved to barter and could never pass up a good deal, or helping you out of a tight spot. Tom will be missed dearly but lives on in the hearts of his family members & many friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Mary Hempstead; children – Melisa (Luis) Vivas & Suzanne (Tori) Goodman; brother – Norman (Susan) Hempstead & Weston (Debbie) Hempstead; nephew – Greg Hempstead; and grandchildren – Nicole & Brooke. He was pre-deceased by his mother & father – Jean & Weston Hempstead.
A gathering will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 PM with a memorial service at 2:00 PM at Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.