Glenn M. Hamby, Jr., 74, of Coffeyville, KS, passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was born on August 16, 1942 in Ottawa, KS to Glenn M. Hamby, Sr. and Mildred (Mason) Hamby. He grew up in Ottawa and completed his education at Ottawa high school. He graduated from the Kansas School of Business with a drafting degree. Glenn was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from June 20, 1960 to June 19, 1966 when he received his Honorable Discharge.
On July 30, 1967, he married the love of his life, Joneitha L. Batchman in Wichita, KS. Following the marriage they lived in Wichita for a short while Glenn worked for Cessna and Boeing. In November 1970, they moved and made their home in Coffeyville, KS where Glenn went to work for Funk Mfg/John Deere. While working at John Deere, he received a U.S. Patent. Glenn retired from John Deere on December 31, 2001 after working 31 years as a design draftsman.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Coffeyville Sportsman Club, and the National Woodcarvers Association. He was also a social member of the VFW Post #1022 in Coffeyville. Glenn was an Assistant Scoutmaster for nine years. Glenn enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, wood carving, and traveling. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jody, of the home, one son Jeffrey D. and wife, Heather of Parsons, KS., two grandsons, Chorde Allen Mayhill Hamby and Christopher Glenn Hamby and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents and one niece.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Coffeyville, KS under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be at a later date. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Salvation Army Community Service Volunteers of Coffeyville and may be left at the chapel.