Ronald Lee “Ron” Hamby, 70, of Purlear passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Millers Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shannon Critcher and the Rev. Phillip Boyce officiating. Burial was in Stony Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Hamby was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Wilkes County to Woodrow Wilson and Vergie Mae Powell Hamby. He was a member of Millers Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Slant 6 Racing Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Hamby.

He is survived by his wife Kay Bare Hamby of the home; three sons, Christopher Dale Hamby and wife, Debbie, of Liberty, Ronald Eric Hamby and wife, Deanna, of Orlando, Fla., and David Lee Hamby and wife, Charlene, of Palmetto, Fla.; a special daughter-in-law, Tracy Hamby; three grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Hamby, Parker Wilson Hamby and Carley Lynne Hamby; two step-grandchildren, Jaden Hamby and Peyten Hamby; and his special extended family, Lori Bledsoe, Ivy Bledsoe, Iris Bledsoe, Ginger Hamby, Jacob Hamby, Anna Hamby and Julie Hamby.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilkes County Cruisers, P.O. Box 1461, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or the Stony Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 97, Purlear, N.C. 28665.

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