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Robert Earl Hamby

December 4, 1937 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 83)


Robert “Bob” Hamby, 83, of Chickamauga passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at a local hospital.  Mr. Hamby lived most of his life in North Georgia.  Bob was a Retired United States Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam and Korea receiving numerous commendations.  He competed with the Presidential Rifle Team and was a member of the VFW Post 3679.  Bob was also a member of the AMA; he enjoyed model planes, trains, and boats; he loved to talk, he never met a stranger, and he loved his family dearly.


He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Earl Hamby, Sr.; mother, Lena Pope; and son-in-law, Terry Fortson.


Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Hamby; five children, Steve (Sandra) Hamby, Yevonne Fortson, Daniel Hamby, Neil Hamby, and Keith Hamby; and his grand fur-babies, Dolly, Pumpkin, and Jack.


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Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 27th at 1:30p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the United States Navy.


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, GA.

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Graveside Service
May 27, 2021

1:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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