Herbert O. Hamby, Jr. age 80 of Dacula, GA passed away January 15, 2018. Herb graduated in 1958 from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. He received his commission of Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve in 1964. He was the Owner of Hamby Construction Company for over 40 years and an avid Golfer. He was a member of Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Class and was Past President of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Gwinnett Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife of 59 years June Payne Hamby; daughter Judy Bryan and her husband Scott of Dacula; son, David Hamby and his wife Michelle of Dacula; grandchildren; Kristin Welshhans, Lauren Bryan, Davis Bryan, Jessica Hamby and Miles Hamby. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe and Rev. Bill Childers will officiate. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Herb's memory to Hope Clinic 121 Langley Dr. Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or Wishes 4 Me Foundation, Inc. 1971 Sumter Ct. Lawrenceville, GA 30044 or Lawrenceville Co-Op Ministry 176 Church St. P.O. Box 1328 Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550.

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  1. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

  2. Dear Herb,

    We were friends and business partners for 55 years. We worked together, we played together, and raised our families together, You were like a brother to me. I love you and will miss you.

    Sweet sleep, my friend.

    Jim Pack

  3. Herb,
    You were a model and mentor for many. Always positive and always thinking of others. You helped create the fabric of Gwinnett and you led with class, character and vision.
    Thank you!

  4. Herb,
    You were a strong man who served your country, community and family. Thank you for all that you did in the time you had with us. We will miss you.

  5. June and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you . We appreciate Herb’s years of dedication and service to Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church, the Building Committee and all of the other committees he served.
    God bless you all.

  6. Our prayers are with the Loved ones left behind. It is a loss we all will have to go thru one day. Mr. Hamby went peacefully and did not suffer. Be thankful for that. He is sitting at the right hand of our Farther Jesus Christ. I Pray that each one of you will meet him there one day and have a Blessed Reunion.
    God Bless you all and give you the strength you need to get thru. Trust in the Savior for your comfort.
    Calvin and Carolyn Ledford

  7. June, David and Judy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Herb was like a second father to me. He advised and helped me so much after Daddy died. I will forever be grateful for his guidance. I know the homemade ice cream will be waiting on him! 😉

  8. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I share your tears. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever known. I hate I’m not home but you all know how special you are to me. He will be missed.
    Love to you all

  9. Praying for all of the family. We loved Herb with all our heart. He was such a loving, giving and thoughtful person. Heaven gained a true angel.

  10. Herb was a wonderful, caring, generous man. He gave so much of himself to the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, and had such concern for the youth we served. It was an honor to work with him.

  11. To Herb’s family, he was a good friend and wonderful member of our church. I saw him on the golf course occasionally and enjoyed our conversations. Some of my fondest memories are when we built the sanctuary at our church and Herb served as co-chair of the building committee. He will be missed. You have my sympathy and condolences.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Your wonderful memories will be with you always. Theresa Burnett Edwards

  13. Ms. June and Family, We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. At times of great loss, God gives us great peace, love and mercy. May your precious memories and your faith in God help ease your pain and help you in the days ahead. We will continue to lift you and your sweet family up in our thoughts and prayers. Remember, we are just down the street and feel free to call on us anytime. “The Hinton Family” (Bo, Kathy & Clint)

  14. I was blessed to grow up next door to the Hamby family, and Mr. Hamby was a dear friend and wonderful example of servant leadership. He will be greatly missed. Much love and prayers for comfort to June, Judy and David.

  15. I will always consider Herb one of McKendree UMC “cloud of witnesses” and a great friend to the Larenceville Co-op.

  16. To all of the Hamby family,
    My condolences and prayers to you all. I hope the rich memories and the love and support of friends and family will help you all during this very difficult time.

  17. Loved the fun conversations we had with Herb. We felt honored to know him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with June, Judy and David.
    We share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  18. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Mr. Hamby. Please accept our condolences. May God give him eternal rest and strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult time. The Brooks and McClary Family.

  19. June, David and family, Caryl and I are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories of all of the good times through life sustain you. Herb will be missed.
    I will always remember working with Herb to better our Rotary Club and for a great fishing trip to Alaska.

  20. We have always admired you and your family. You will be forever missed. June, our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  21. I am praying for the family for your loss. I join others in celebrating Mr. Hamby’s life, a life well lived for God.

  22. Herb was a great man and we are blessed to have met him and his family some 38 years ago when we came to Gwinnett County. Unfortunately we were unable to attend his services but out prayers are with the family and relatives. He and his company helped make Gwinnett great and we all owe him for his many efforts to benefit all of us who live and work here. We know his son will carry on with his companies ideals and principles as he has since Herb retired. He will be truely missed.

  23. June, David and family, Ruth and I are saddened to learn of Herb”s passing. We just wanted you to know that we are thinking
    of you in your time of grief.

  24. David I am so sorry for your loss. I worked as a subcontractor for him and Hamby Construction Company for over 40 years. He was an incredible man and a businessman. Our prayers are with you and all your family

  25. Revelation 21:4
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  26. June, I came upon Herb’s obituary quite by accident. He sounds like an especially fine man. Billy died on the same day at age 94. We have been lucky to have children close by: three children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. I wish you and yours the best. Love, Carolyn

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