Robert William Lambert, age 80, of Blue Grass, died Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born October 20, 1925 at Riverton, WV a son of the late Robert “Dick” Decateur and Edna (Mullenax) Lambert.
On March 20, 1948, he married, Ruby Hinkle Fultz.
Mr. Lambert was a member of the Blue Grass United Methodist Church. He had worked at Hooke Brothers Lumber Company for over 32 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lambert of Blue Grass; two daughters, Sheila May Lambert of Williamsburg and Roberta Ann Lambert of Monterey; a brother, Sherman O. Lambert of Franklin, WV; a niece, Barbara Landis; a nephew, Jeffrey Sponaugle and a great-niece, Kimberly Hamner.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley L. Sponaugle.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell by the Rev. Andre Crummett. Interment will be at Blue Grass Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jackie Will, Richard Waybright, Jerry Hooke, Wickie Hooke, Chris Swecker and Joe Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be friends attending the service.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 267, Monterey; Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey or the American Cancer Society, Dr. Kim Bird, treasurer, P.O. Box 252, Monterey, VA 24465.