Lee Hamby | 1930-2012

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Lee Hamby

Lee Hamby, 82, a retired school teacher and minister, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Fort Worth.

Funeral was Dec. 21 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Danny Russell officiating. Burial was in Cottondale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jay Foster, Dave Adams, David Zachary, Richard West, Claude Cain and Rex Grove.

Lee was born Sept. 18, 1930, to Bill and Edith (Tinsley) Hamby in Yuba, Okla. He married Glenda McDonald May 31, 1952, in Durant, Okla. Lee was a minister and taught math at Haltom High School from 1967 to 1985. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Lee was a member of the Cottondale Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Anthony Lynn Hamby and wife, Joy; and sisters Alice Wells and Martha Hamby.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glenda Hamby of Paradise; sons Ronnie Hamby and wife, Audrey, of Aurora, Keith Hamby and wife, Donna, of Fort Worth, and Burl Hamby and wife, Wanda, of Fort Worth; daughters Gay Sanford and husband, John, of Cottondale, Vonna Kebort and husband, Jeff, of Cottondale; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother Tinsley Hamby of Clara; sisters Shirley Coburn of Houston, Eula Bell Suiter of Lindale and Jackie Degraffinreid of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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