Ronald Hamby, (Lt.Col. USAF, Retired), 87, of Valdosta died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Smith Northview Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Boaz, Alabama on April 17, 1924 to the late A.J. and Beatrice Hamby. He served in the United States Air Force where he was a jet fighter pilot, flight instructor and a wing air inspector. He also served as an operations officer-air technician in the Alabama National Guard and as a operations specialist and fighter pilot with the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Hamby was a Methodist.
Survivors include his son, John D. Hamby , his daughter, Dr. Karen Anne Hamby Kinney, two sisters, Inez Davis of Mobile, Alabama and Ann Mann of Huntsville, Alabama and a special friend, Mae Pope of Valdosta. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Hagaman Hamby.
Graveside services will be today, at 11:45 a.m. Central Standard Time at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fl. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral home
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