Wayne Ervin Hambright

June 28, 1943 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Wayne Hambright Obituary

Wayne E. Hambright was born June 28, 1943, in Blacksburg, SC to the late Davis and Virgie Hambright. He graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1961 as Salutatorian of his class, graduated from Berea College in Berea, Ky., with a B.A. in social work and later attended the University of Kentucky, earning a master's in social work.

He received many awards, including state president of Kentucky Human Services, Outstanding Employee of Department of Social Services and the President's Award for Tenure Club of Kentucky. He was the Chairman of the Bluegrass Head Start program for three years.

Wayne formulated and instituted the child support program in Kentucky, known by code name KASES. The basis of this program has been used throughout the United States.

He is survived by; four grandchildren; Melissa (Terry) Moore, Josh (Gina) Poole, Tammy (Chris) Poole and Tiffany (Tony) Downs; six great-grandchildren; Andrew Poole, Timothy Moore, Megan Moore, Kaleb Poole, Kaitlynn Cox and Cameron Moore; three great-great Grandchildren; Ava Moore, Kensley Moore and Emery Moore. Three sisters; Eloise H. Hambright, Nancy H. Allison and Janice (Glenn) Bolin, and one brother: Keith (Lisa) Hambright of Wheatland, Ca. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tim Downs, a brother, Teddy Hambright and nephew Johnny Randall Allison. Nieces and nephews are Jimmy Allison (Karen), Scott Allson (Karen), Laura Allison (Angela), Chris McDaniel (Cecila), Tina McDaniel, Kevin Bolin (Tina), Greg Bolin (Michelle), Dave Hambright, Marcus Hambright (Ann), Eric Hambright, 17 great nieces and nephews.

In honor of Wayne's lifetime work with caring for children, memorial donations should be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105 or online at

The family will be at their respective homes and all other times at 616 Leagan Dr, Blacksburg, SC.

Visitation will be at White Columns Funeral Service, Sunday March 3, 2024, from 1:30- 3:00, with a service at 3 pm to follow at the funeral home. Entombment will be Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:00 am, at Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Rev. Dr. Jamie Billings will be officiating. Pallbearers serving are Chris McDaniel, Jimmy Allison, Scott Allison, Dave Hambright and Eric Hambright.

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March 3, 2024

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
White Columns Funeral Service (Blacksburg)

Funeral Service
March 3, 2024

3:00 PM
White Columns Funeral Service (Blacksburg)

March 4, 2024

10:00 AM
Clingman Memorial Gardens Mausoleum


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