Tom Hamby
Retired road superintendent dead at 71

When it came to bosses, Donna Patterson said Tom Hamby had no equal.

“He was the best boss I have ever had,” she said.

Hamby, Roane County’s former road superintendent, passed away on Saturday at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was 71.

“I really am sad that he passed away,” said Patterson, who was Hamby’s secretary. “He’ll be greatly missed by a lot of people.”

Hamby was appointed road superintendent in May 1999.