He was born March 29, 1949, at Cherry Grove and was the son of the late Varley Gus Lambert, Sr. and Alfreda Arbaugh Lambert Vandevander.
Mr. Lambert was a 1968 graduate of Circleville High School. He had worked at Interstate Lumber, Dunham-Bush, 7-11/High’s, Hanover Shoe, Wampler Foods and Dayton Walmart and was a brick layer.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church and a past member of the North Fork Church of the Brethren. He had been a Sunday School teacher at both churches.
On Dec. 24, 1971, he married Carolyn Sue Wimer Lambert, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Tonya Lambert of Singers Glen, Virginia; a son, Jody Allen Lambert (Donna) of Linville, Virginia; a special son whom he and his wife raised, Russell “Rusty” Tucker, Jr. of Virginia; two foster sons, Justin Kite and Tyler Williams, both of Virginia; three sisters, Shirley Parsons (Steve) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Ruby Simmons of Franklin and Linda Wimer (Billy) of Circleville; two brothers, Delbert Lambert (Wilma) of Singers Glen, Virginia, and George Lambert of Stuart, Virginia; two half sisters, Sudie Rose Cross (Tommy) of Riverton and Maggie Arbaugh (Ronnie) of Cabins; two stepsisters, Rebecca Long (Tim) of Elkins and Linda Arbaugh (Larry) of Riverton; four grandchildren, Amber Shank, Luke Lambert, Baylee Lambert and Jayla Kite; and a great-granddaughter, Averie Shank.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Lambert; and his stepmother, Patsy Lambert.
The family will receive friends from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. today at Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church in Hinton, Virginia, where a memorial service will follow with Pastor Stacy Meyerhoeffer officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday at North Fork Church of the Brethren in Cherry Grove, where a memorial service will follow with Pastor Dan Arbogast officiating.
Inurnment will be at the Lambert Family Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.