Joe Richard Hamby was born to Markoleta Robertson Hamby and J.T. Hamby in Seymour, Texas on April 30, 1935. Joe passed away on November 1, 2020, in his home in Amarillo, Texas after a fall. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jackie Dannecker Hamby from Tulia, Texas; his children Connie Chapman and husband Myron, Keyra Erwin and husband Scott, and Jeffery Hamby; his grandchildren Taylor Chapman (deceased in June 2016), Courtney Wedel, Cali Erwin, Clay Erwin, and Jake Hamby; Brother-in-law Jerry Dannecker from Winston Salem, North Carolina; cousins Jim Garner from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jim Hamby, and Jerry Hamby both residing in Walnut Springs, Texas. Joe was employed in Amarillo by Diamond Shamrock for 34 years until his retirement in 1998. Family requests memorials are to be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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