Roy Charles Hammond
Roy Charles Hammond was a legendary soul singer known as Roy C. His best-known song was “Shotgun Wedding,” which was a top 20 R&B hit in 1965.

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Published by WiscNews.com on Sep. 17, 2020.
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Lord Rest In Peace! You will be missed. Condolences to your daughter's and family.
Brenda Sellers
Friend
November 25, 2020
Lawd I am heartbroken as I'm just finding out about the passing of Roy C....I loved his music and have been listening for over 30 years.... Nobody could sing "Slow Roll It" like Roy....I'm In Too Deep, Missing You, You and I, Morning Train and Love Me Til Tomorrow Comes are a few more favorites....Never went a day without cranking up ole Roy......He will sadly be missed!

Sleep in Peace Mr. Hammond
Tia Lambert
November 22, 2020
Rest In Peace
Kewan L Woodard
November 19, 2020
May you soul R.I.P.
We loved you forever!
Jackie
Friend
November 7, 2020
I met "Roy C." for the first time at The Township in Columbia S.C. He performed along with Tyrone Davis, Betty Wright, Freddie Jackson and Clarence Carter. He was so pleasant, I can remember him telling me that he hope I enjoy the show! His music will forever live!
Linda Johnson
November 5, 2020
Don't blame the man. The voice, the musi ....Sir I grew up in the Ivory Coast listening to your music. My sisters played and danced it all the time in the 70. When I came to the US, I once fell on your email. I wrote to you and you instantly responded to my mail. Tkx. I also inquired why I couldn't get Don't blame the man album on Spotify. RIP LEGEND. you served humanity..
Amy T
November 2, 2020
Rest Easy Mister Roy C!! Legendary music! Played throughout my lifetime.. even with children to this day! What a joy! Peace and blessings to the family!
Tasha Robertson
October 27, 2020
Rest in peace
Michelle Butler
Friend
October 20, 2020
My family and I enjoyed your music over the years. May God be with you all in your great loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Cassandra Colson
October 18, 2020
Roy C was my favourite musician bar none. I didn't know he had passed until I was browsing through Youtube today. His albums, especially Sex and Soul, are incomparable classics of music with feeling. He was the last of a breed and he never abandoned Deep Soul as some of the old stalwarts did. He is now teaching the angels how to sing with feeling. RIP Roy Charles Hammond. You will continue putting smiles on faces and poignancy in hearts with your immortal music legacy.
Habatwa Mweene
Friend
October 18, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Hammond Family. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives. Thank you for Mr. Roy C's contribution to the Soul music. May his music keep his memory alive forever.
Tony
October 8, 2020
My sisters and I grew up with his wife and would like to offer our condolences so sorry for your lost praying that God will comfort & give you peace in your time of sorrow. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Agatha Richardson-Hill
Friend
October 7, 2020
Like to say too the family sorry for your loss i did sound for Roy many times he was a good friend of mine i will miss him sleep in peace Roy
Dr love sound and lights willie Wright
Friend
October 4, 2020
I will always remember my 40th birthday celebration! Mr. Roy C himself called me on my cell and talked with me. Yes, all was planned by wife! During the concert he made sure all knew that I was celebrating my birthday...I will continue to listen to his music. Forever, he will live in our hearts!
Tony & Amanda Morton
October 3, 2020
Our condolences to the Hammond family with love.... We met Roy in 1997 in concert at our club “Night Watch “and became friends ever since but I’ve been listening to his music ever since 1969....His music was one of a kind I’ve fell in love then with his music....I love the song Love me till tomorrow come,Since I met you baby,You and I,Open letter to the president,I’ve got caught in the act and so many many more....so sleep in peace Roy,We all love you but God loves you best....Till we meet again Roy....The Wilson Family....Conway S.C....
Johnnie Wilson
Friend
October 1, 2020
My great friend from back in the days....Our condolences to the Hammonds family....Sleep well my friend see you on the other side....
Johnny Wilson
Friend
October 1, 2020
My name is Jerry Sheppard and I have been listening to Roy C's songs since 1971, beginning with "Open Letter to the Oresident". I had the great honor and privilege to meet the legendary Mr. Roy C. when he stopped to assist me one night along side I-95 North just beyond Exit 58 past Fayetteville, N.C.; I'd ran out of gas. Mr. Roy C. was enroute to New York but took the time to assist me, a total stranger, wouldn't accept no pay, and spent nearly an hour with me as he followed me to my place of business so that my brothers could meet him. The world has truly lost a great man and performer.
Jerry Sheppard
Acquaintance
September 28, 2020
i loved everything about this man and everything he did. will always love and remember him. rip.
ronald green
Friend
September 27, 2020
My family favorite singer of all times. Loved Mr. Roy C music. RIP and you are missed already. Real music that touched the soul!
Brenda Bartee
September 27, 2020
My condolences to the family. This world, needs so much music. It calming affect on people, is so appreciated. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
September 27, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
September 27, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Roy C. Hammond. I remember Roy C and J. Hines coming to WSHV FM in South Hill, Va. where I worked as a dj, for interviews with the late Leroy "Top Ten" Penn who would book Roy from time to time. I was a young white dj that loved soul music and what would become known as southern soul. Roy was gracious enough to give me and autograph a copy of his Best of The Roy C Collection album which I still have and treasure. Thank you Roy for all the great music that you shared with the world. R.I.P.!!!
"Rockin" Ron Major formerly of WSHV "The Soul Patrol"
Ron Major
Acquaintance
September 26, 2020
Loved my Roy C. I will surely miss Roy C, been in my life what seems like forever. Seen him numerous times at Lamont Entertainment Center in MD, in Washington DC and in my hometown Calvert County MD. Took a picture with Roy C about 3 years ago at Lamont. My favorite songs are: If I Can Love You Forever, After loving You, Infidelity Georgia, and You Turned My World Around. Missing you, Mae
mae morsell
September 26, 2020
Thank You for your musical gifts! I remember as a child, my family listening to Roy C, dancing, and having a wonderful time. My favorite song that I remember is Shotgun Wedding, and as I got older my favorite song is If I Could Love You Forever. My moms favorite singer ever! My heartfelt condolences to The Family and Friends of Mr. Roy C
Juanita Dobson
September 26, 2020
Lost for words let me first say rest in peace roy c heaven must have sent for you had the opportunity to meet an talk with him many times loved the music listen to it every day in my car the voice will be missed my brother never forgotten number one fan
John Gibson
Acquaintance
September 26, 2020
A Great Artist
A Smalls
Friend
September 26, 2020
May God bless you and your Family He will be miss
Ann Smalls
Friend
September 26, 2020
Sending love, prayers and condolences from the Seabrook family. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Roy C. My father, William Seabrook, produced Shotgun Wedding. Roy C was a regular at our house on Long Island. NY. My voice was used in the intro on the sequel song, "The Wedding is Over" He was an exceptional soul singer. He will be remembered always in our hearts We would love to share more memories of him with his family and especially his daughter. Please reach out to us via my email address. God Bless
Veronica Seabrook Johnson
Friend
September 26, 2020
Great soul artist
Jerald Tuck
September 25, 2020
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God bless you.
Brenda Williams
Family
September 25, 2020
Brenda and james Williams
Family
September 25, 2020
Rest In Peace Roy C.
September 25, 2020
I, William Seaberry would like to express my deepest sympathy for the family and your great loss. Roy C truly man made beautiful music worth listening to. I myself used to be a performer and really enjoyed his music. My older brothers and sisters introduced me to his music when I was a little boy. And my cousin, the late Al Smith whom was a friend of his introduced me to him man years ago at his club in Fayetteville,NC. His music still plays in my house. My kids and I sing to it together. He and his music made a definite impact on my life. And just a few days after his passing I was listening to his music not knowing he passed and I was thinking and hoping he might still be performing. I was so saddened. He often hung out me and my sisters and brothers back in the 70’s after his concerts. I’m Native American Indian and I can tell you the Lumbee Indians who lived down in Robeson County really loved his music. He will be greatly missed. Lastly, one of my favorite songs by him, “Are you gonna stand up” was awesome be a he included American Indians in it. God bless all of you.
William Seaberry
Acquaintance
September 25, 2020
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in love and prayer.
With much love and appreciation to the family of Mr. Roy C. Thank you for sharing him with his fans. He will truly be missed. May God bless you all with all you need to get through this very difficult time. RIP Roy!!
Lue, ATL/SC
Lue Settro
Acquaintance
September 24, 2020
I love him so much went to many concerts he had sitting here now listening to his music u will be missed so much but I'm going to continue to listen to your music RIP u had so many great songs I can't pick one I like the most they were all good u will be missed
Marion Jones
Friend
September 23, 2020
My name is Priscilla Daniels n I'm truly a big fan n I'm deeply sorry about Mr C's passing; my condolences to ur family. May God continue to take care each n everyone of u.
Priscilla Daniels
Friend
September 23, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Shirley Mae Bookman
Friend
September 23, 2020
Scott Chamberland
September 23, 2020
R.I.P.
September 23, 2020
You will truly be missed one of my favorite singers
Michelle Murphy
September 23, 2020
One of the greatest singers that ever lived I had the pleasure of seeing him perform in person on several occasions RIP ROY you will be missed
September 23, 2020
I`ve have known Roy C for over 50 yrs. My condolences goes to the family ,And he RIP !!!


THOMAS LEWIS
Friend
September 21, 2020
Rest In Power Mr Hammond. My Siblings and I traveled all over Lee and Florence Counties, SC to watch performances. Thank you for the memories. Garnell “Boe” Bradley, Sr.
Garnell Bradley, Sr
Friend
September 21, 2020
R.I.P. Roy
Dana Graham
Acquaintance
September 21, 2020

Will love his music forever!
John C
September 21, 2020
He will be missed in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina East Cooper Disco
Cheryl McLaurin
Friend
September 21, 2020
I will love his music forever! He is the king of liquor house music! Love you Roy C.
Deborah Ann
Friend
September 21, 2020
My friend my brother even though you not here I'm still going to continue to love and listen to your music my favorite song was after loving you RIP.my friend
Calvin Mason
Friend
September 21, 2020
Roy c want just my favorite blues singer royc was a friend who I got to know we talked over the phone several times last time I talked with him he was making me some of his music I'm really going to miss my friend my brother .
Calvin Mason
Friend
September 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Praying for you strength. Love listing to his music . #RESTINPARADISEROYC
Janie Brown Fields
September 21, 2020
Rip
Shirley Jones
Friend
September 21, 2020
Rip Roy
Priscilla Montague
Friend
September 21, 2020
Roy had several songs that the shag dancers loved to dance to. RIP Roy C.
Zane Gibbs
September 21, 2020
Rest in Roy C You will be missed.
Aisha Thompson
September 21, 2020
Theresa Ross
September 20, 2020
I love his music. I am a big fan of his. Gone but never will be forgotten,We love you Roy C. Your music will live on .RIP Roy C.
Hazel Wynn
Friend
September 20, 2020
Roy c was a damn good man i played behind him alot in hopeweel vfw and a couple times in chase city va and soth Carolina i rember when i was on the radio station in hopewell he came down and was on the air with me we became good friends rest in pea
Ce .my freind until we meet agai
N mark mean greene dj mean greene
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Mark Greene
September 20, 2020
RIP
GERILDINE DICKERSON
September 20, 2020
Rip
Edren p.rhodes
September 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jeanette Daniels
Acquaintance
September 20, 2020
MERCI POUR TOUT DADY !
BRAHIMA COULIBALY
Significant_other
September 20, 2020
RIP ROY C
Tonia jones
September 20, 2020
Sorry for your loss he was a great singer enjoy his music
Annie Craghead
Friend
September 20, 2020
Roy was and always will be a great friend of mine so glad I got all his music that he gave me his ok to sing his song for black history month at church the song I wasn't there got so much meaning and we still fell the pain of slavery today that was the things he knew to the Roy C family I will keep you in my prayers thank you from Donell Hall
Donell Hall
Friend
September 20, 2020
There will never be another Roy C., my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Brenda Walls
September 20, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Phillis Johnson
September 20, 2020
You will be truly missed. Prayers go out to the family
Mozell Bethea
Friend
September 19, 2020
I had the honor of meeting him what a honor it was he was such a nice guy he took picture with me so down to earth Rest In Peace my friend condolences to his family ♥
September 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Michelle Silver
Friend
September 19, 2020
i remember growing up just start hanging out 15years old my friends and family would switch up 8 track tapes for the weekend they knew not to ask for my roy c tape i want to say to his family roy is blood family to you all but roy is like family to us,he is a ledgend my faviote if i could love you for ever.roy is love god bless
gary richardson
September 19, 2020
I loved all his song may he rest in peace and praying that God will hold the family
Janice Mercer
Friend
September 19, 2020
One of my favorite artist, gone to soon.
Audrey
September 19, 2020
RIP to a true legend. Roy C you will be truly missed.
Quentalla Bell
September 19, 2020
Gone to soon
Grace and Clarence Johnson
Friend
September 19, 2020
Rest In Peace Roy C.
Sharon Houchens
September 19, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. At this difficult time, may God comfort you and strengthen you.
Mary
Neighbor
September 19, 2020
A legendary performer of Blues Music has joined the heavenly band. “I’m Going Downtown to Have Myself a Ball”, “Slow Rolling” , “Living For The Weekend” just to name a few. My condolences to the family.
Deborah Jacobs
September 19, 2020
One of my favorite artist.
September 19, 2020
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family.. Praying for you all during this difficult time. S.I.Paradise Roy C #TheChinaFamily
Candace China
September 19, 2020
Absolutely loved the smooth, soulful voice of Roy C. When I learned of his death, I quickly called my mom and dad, who introduced us to his music when were all small children. I took a stroll down memory lane and have been listening to “Love Crazy,” “Somebody’s right, Somebody’s wrong,” “Peepin’ through the windows” and I could go on and on. May you continue to sing great music sir! Rest in Power! Kerisa C.
Kerisa
September 19, 2020
My condolences.
September 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Hammond family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Roy and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
September 19, 2020
Rest in peace
Annie Ward
Significant_other
September 19, 2020
I just love his music especially shoot gun wedding an I found man in my house.Love you R.C. Rest In Peace, you were a great legend!
Mary Collins
Friend
September 19, 2020
To the family. I was sad to hear of Roy C's passing. I knew him from back in the 60s playing at juke joints. I have always followed his music. One of my favorites was "If I could love you forever". He may be gone but his music will live on forever. My condolences to the family.
Beverley Turner
Friend
September 19, 2020
I would like to share my condolences to the family of the late great Roy Hammond. He will definitely be missed.
Ardelia Tunstall
Friend
September 19, 2020
Will be miss he was a good friend of mine when he was in Greenwood S C
Sandra Allen m
Friend
September 19, 2020
Rest In Peace Roy C there will never another one like you. I am sorry for your lost. Praying for the family
Sam M
September 19, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear of Roy C. transitioning. He performed at my daddy’s club many years ago. My Dad loved him as a performer. Daddy is now listening to some Southern soul in their eternal home.
JoeAnna Portia Middleton-Harrell
Acquaintance
September 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to strengthen you in this time of sorrow. I am so saddened by his passing. I loved myself some Roy C. I love his music and will continue to play it. His music will live on. R.I.P
Velvet Sturdivant
Friend
September 19, 2020
To the family of Mr.Roy C my condolences thanks for sharing your father with everyone he was amazing man I remember when he came to spring hope NC,and Wilson and some of his concert what a but a legend has gone too soon we will truly truly miss his his voice but I will always keep him and his songs in my heart God be the glory we know if y'all God bless you I pray that y'all have the strength what an amazing man he was God be the glory amen he call MsPurple every time he saw me wow what a blessing to meet him RIH my friend love always
Felicia Richardson
Friend
September 19, 2020
Edith Lockridge
September 19, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Lillie Caldwell
Friend
September 19, 2020
You will be missed Roy. Southern Soul will not be the same without you. You gave it your all...RIP
MARILOU KRAFT
Friend
September 19, 2020
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
Jan Deer
September 19, 2020
Rest in peace
Elizabeth Taft
Friend
September 19, 2020
My condolences to the family of Roy C. I am 38 years old & I grew up on his music. My Dad would listen to his songs & was a huge fan. You will be missed. R.I.P. to one of the greatest!!!
Chantel Friend
September 19, 2020
My heart and prayers go out to the family. Love his music.
Cathy Dunford
September 18, 2020
My prayers and condolences,
Lloyd Bristol sr
September 18, 2020
All My Prayers to The Hammond Family and Condolences for They Lost Asking God to Give You Strength to Carry On in Your Time of Sorrow Amen
Lula Gidron
Friend
September 18, 2020