Buddy Joe Hamby, age 57, of Elk Park, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The son of the late John and Hazel Turbyfill Hamby, he was born in Avery County, North Carolina on July 07, 1961.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings, Christine Hamby, Ruby Clawson, Shirley Bare, RD Hamby, JC Hamby, Haroldene Hamby, Frankie Harmon and Kenneth Wayne Hamby.
Buddy, along with his brother, at the age of 14 began to work in construction and has always built things with his hands.
He is survived by three children, Tammy Denise Resendiz (Jose) of Boone, North Carolina, Joseph Allen Hamby (Jennifer) of Marion, North Carolina and Jessica Ann Resendiz (Juan) of Deep Gap, North Carolina; and five siblings, Barbara Townsend (Leroy) of Foscoe, North Carolina, Ricky Hamby (Wanda) of Banner Elk, North Carolina, Wanda Hicks (Charles) of Foscoe, North Carolina, Dayton Hamby (Pansy) of Elk Park, North Carolina and Keith Hamby of Elk Park, North Carolina. Buddy is also survived by ten grandchildren, whom he loved dearly; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Buddy’s life will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Elk Park Christian Church, 220 Old Mill Road in Elk Park with Pastor Barry Shepard officiating.