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Daniel B Hamby Jr.

September 5, 1933February 22, 2021

Daniel Banks Hamby, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 22, 2021.

Dan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Daniel and Loleta Hamby. He graduated from Little Rock Central High School and attended the University of Arkansas as a member of Sigma Chi, where he met the love of his life, Magnolia. After they wed, they traveled to Texas, Massachusetts and Virginia, starting their family of three, Maggie, Banks, and Scott. Drafted by the United States Army, 5th Infantry Division, Dan was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

In 1970 they returned to Hot Springs to start Sigma Supply in the back room of his father in law’s business, Public Drugstore, on Park Avenue. Sigma Supply grew into a national business spanning 15 locations across the United States. Even after retirement, Dan could be found at Sigma Supply daily and also enjoyed hunting and watching his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks.

He is predeceased by his parents, loving wife of 58 years, Martha Magnolia Hamby and daughter in law, Andrea LaPaglia Hamby. Dan is survived by his three children, Magnolia Juanita Hamby, Daniel Banks Hamby III, and Scott Edward Hamby; grandchildren Megan Johnson, Dillon Johnson, Melissa Hamby and Maddy Hamby; and his faithful canine companion, Misty Blue.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Robert Muldoon, Dr. Scott Irwin, Ronnie Cecil, Ann Godwin, Arkansas Hospice and Elder Independence Home Care.

A private graveside service will be held on February 24, 2021. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to First United Methodist Church.

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  • Private Graveside Service

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Mary Dryden

February 25, 2021

So very sorry to my cousins, Maggie, Banks and Scotty! Your Daddy was the kindest, smartest man! He could also be a pistol! I loved the twinkle in his eyes when we talked about trucks, animals or our beloved Hogs! Uncle Dan was so huge in the happiness of my childhood. Our vacations were coming to Arkansas to the house on Rose street. He would cook a big ham, my mom made potato salad and we gathered together as family. He and Aunt Boo were such special people in my life and I miss them both so much! Hope my cousins know how much their Daddy was loved and will be missed. Prayers for strength as they grieve. Love yall!
Love Cousin Mary.

Gary A. Knupps

February 24, 2021

To the Hamby Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him always. It is always sad to loose your Parents, I still miss mine. It was great that you got to share almost every day with him as you worked to build Sigma Supply to the great Business it is. Keep the memories, know it is a good thing to remember them all. Laugh as often as you can, cry when you have to, and keep your Family and friends as close as you can. My God bless and comfort you all. Thanks for all of the years that I got to know and work with you all.
Gary A. Knupps & Toni Turman Knupps

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