MAYFIELD - Thomas Hassel Lamb, 88, of Mayfield died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 3:40 a.m. at Mills Manor Health and Rehab, where he had been a resident for a short time.
Mr. Lamb was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mayfield where he served faithfully for many years as an usher and caretaker of the church grounds. He was a retiree from Continental General Tire, where he worked for 20 years as a boiler operator. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 22 years, serving in WW2, the Korean War, and early years of the Vietnam War. As a veteran, he very proudly displayed the U.S. flag on his truck during his daily travels to and around Mayfield.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Linda C. Turner Lamb; as well as three sons, Rev. Michael P. (Devonda) Wilford of the Golo community, Steve "Leroy" Lamb of Mayfield, and Jeff (Anastasia) Lamb of Fancy Farm. Also surviving is one daughter, Mayor Teresa (Mike) Cantrell of Mayfield.
He is also survived by three brothers, James T. Lamb of Paducah, Homer (Mary) Lamb of La Center, and Bill Lamb of Mayfield. Also surviving is one sister, Lala May of Mayfield.
Surviving also are seven grandchildren, Adrienne Dorns of Carthage, Texas, Sarah (Josh) Sullivan of Owensboro, Nathan (Casie) Lamb of Mayfield, Kristen (Kirk) Pippen of Athens, Ala., Katelyn (Matt) Fondaw of Benton, Tyler Cantrell of Elizabethtown, and Michelle Cantrell of Mayfield.
Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, James Lamb, Audrie Lamb, and Zacharie Lamb, all of Mayfield, Jacob Aldana, Morgan Aldana, and Cheyenne Caldwell of Dallas, Texas, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lamb was preceded in death by his parents, Toscoe E. and Beulah Doe Carter Lamb; a sister, Linda Faye; and a brother, Leon Lamb.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 West Broadway, Mayfield, with Rev. Steve Melvin officiating. Burial will be at Mayfield Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 26.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1200 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY 42066.
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