Mr. Larry Wayne Hamby, age 85 passed away December 14, 2020 after a short battle with COVID-19. He was a native of Polk County, TN and lived the last 60 years in Manchester, TN.
Larry was a 1974 graduate of MTSU where he earned a Masters degree. He was retired from Calspan Corp. at Arnold Engineering Development Center. Larry served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a 20 year veteran of the Army National Guard.
Larry was devoted to his family and served as a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, reading and volunteering with Good Samaritan. As an avid deer hunter he loved nothing better than climbing a tree and watching for the next buck to stroll by. His sense of humor will joyfully be remembered along with the kindness he exuded to everyone.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herman W. Hamby and Lavada Hamby, and sister Grace Smith. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hilda; children, Kim (Ron) Stephenson, Russell (Renea) Hamby, Craig (Stacey) Hamby; grandchildren, Ryan Hamby, Jared Hamby, Philip Thompson, Olivia McKnight, Emily Hamby, Presley Hamby and great-grandchildren Ethan Hamby, Gage Hamby, Bradli Kate McKnight and soon to be Laney Thompson.
Services for Mr. Hamby of Coffee County will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.