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1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Rhodney "Rod" T. Hamby

April 10, 1935September 5, 2020
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Rhodney “Rod” Taylor Hamby, 85, of Raleigh, died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home in Raleigh, NC.

Rhodney was born April 10, 1935 in Newton, NC to the late Rhodney Lee Hamby and Annie Taylor Hamby.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jacquelyn Hamby; his son, David (Libby); his daughter, Lee Ann H. Cochrane (Mike); three grandsons, Brice and Ty Hamby and Chase Cochrane. He is also survived by his sister, Bobbie Clement of Wilmington, NC.

Following two years of study at NC State he enjoyed a full life. He was an outdoorsman from an early age enjoying hunting, fishing, boating and golf. Rod was especially proud to have played golf at the St. Andrews Club in Scotland and other clubs along his travels in England. His favorite past-time was watching his grandsons’ many athletic events through the years and assisting his son in the construction of their Pine Knoll Shores beach house.

He made a career in Real Estate and Property Management most of his life where he accumulated many, many friends at Ammons Pittman Realtors, from which he recently retired in December 2019. He will be missed beyond words.

A funeral service will be held 11am Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.

Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneEastMillbrook.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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William Chadwick Jr.

September 9, 2020

In lieu of my father, I would like to offer William and Mary Chadwick's deepest condolences during your time of loss. William "Billy/Chad" Chadwick found out about this and asked me to send our family's best wishes and to tell Jackie that Rhodney always watched his back when they played football together in high school. Best wishes from the Chadwicks of Jacksonville.

Jack Bostic

September 9, 2020

Rod was such a good man. He was a friend to everyone that he met. It was an honor to have known and worked with him.

Neal Isaac

September 8, 2020

Love and condolences to the family from all the Isaacs. I know that my mother, Mary, and father, Lewis, would want to send their regards and love. Rhodney was loved by many, and he gave love. He lead an exemplary life.

Joan Bright

September 8, 2020

Johnnie & I will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember sharing stories with Rod daily at the end of the day and usually end up having a good laugh. He was a very special person that will be missed. We thought a lot of him and will cherish our memories with him.

Johnnie & Joan Bright

Forrest Buttry

September 7, 2020

We met Rod more than a decade ago and worked well together to resolve many community issues over the years. He was a good friend and we will miss him greatly.

Al Mayakis

September 7, 2020

Rod, you were a great man to work with. You were clear and concise with a great work ethic. Thoughts and prayers with you and family.

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Biography

Rhodney “Rod” Taylor Hamby, 85, of Raleigh, died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home in Raleigh, NC.

Rhodney was born April 10, 1935 in Newton, NC to the late Rhodney Lee Hamby and Annie Taylor Hamby.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jacquelyn Hamby; his son, David (Libby); his daughter, Lee Ann H. Cochrane (Mike); three grandsons, Brice and Ty Hamby and Chase Cochrane. He is also survived by his sister, Bobbie Clement of Wilmington, NC.

Following two years of study at NC State he enjoyed a full life. He was an outdoorsman from an early age enjoying hunting, fishing, boating and golf. Rod was especially proud to have played golf at the St. Andrews Club in Scotland and other clubs along his travels in England. His favorite past-time was watching his grandsons’ many athletic events through the years and assisting his son in the construction of their Pine Knoll Shores beach house.

He made a career in Real Estate and Property Management most of his life where he accumulated many, many friends at Ammons Pittman Realtors, from which he recently retired in December 2019.

He will be missed beyond words.

A funeral service will be held 11am Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.

Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynneEastMillbrook.com

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