Trevor Hemmings owner of Preston North End paid his own personal tribute to Sir Tom:-
“I not only enjoyed many hours of watching Sir Tom playing football but also many hours in his company raising money and keeping the club alive financially after his playing days had ended.
“I also enjoyed many hours socially with Sir Tom and his late wife Elsie.
“As a player, as a person, as an Ambassador for football in general and Preston North End in particular, the world will never see the like of Sir Tom again.
My thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”
Trevor Hemmings CVO