Richard L. Hamby, 73

NOV. 9, 1937-SEPT. 23, 2011

September 26, 2011

Mr. Richard Leon “Dick” Hamby, 73, of Brunswick, Md., died early Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2011, at Kline Hospice House, Mount Airy, Md.  

He was the husband of Mrs. Patricia Rene Reed Hamby, his wife of 42 years.

Born Nov. 9, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Harry LeRoy and Nellie Virginia Chorpenning Hamby.

Dick was a U.S. Army veteran, and for a time, after serving our country, became a truck driver. He retired as a plumber. He originally owned and operated D&B Plumbing in Gaithersburg, Md., and later worked with several Montgomery County plumbing contractors, including Roberson Plumbing of Dickerson, Md., and Poolesville Plumbing.

He was involved with several fraternal and community organizations in Frederick and Montgomery counties.

Surviving besides his wife are his children, Veronica McGlumphy and Frankie Ornduff, both of Arkansas, Robert Hamby of Walkersville, and Eric Hamby, Dawn Ecker, Mandy Fuqua and Christopher Hamby, all of Brunswick; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; as well as siblings Joan Lord, Rhonda Moody, and William, Jay, Terry and John Hamby.

Friends may call at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m., at the funeral home. The Rev. Louise L. Emerick will officiate. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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