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1939 John 2021

John Carroll Lamb

January 2, 1939 — January 27, 2021

John was born January 2, 1939 to Drew Anderson and Edna Pauline (Clem) Lamb
in Delight, Arkansas. Proceeded in death by parents and brothers Marvin Lamb, Don Lamb,
Larry Lamb, and Richard Lamb

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 62 years Nancy Ellen Anderson Lamb, son
Terry lamb and wife Debi, daughter Carroll Phillips and husband Ray, his grand children
Tawny Lamb, John Eric Lamb, Katherine Koch (Kay Kay), Jordan Alvizo, Shelby Shields
and Jackob Nichols, nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren with another
expected in the fall. Also survived by his brother and cherished confidant Sidney (Bud) Lamb
and little sister Paula Valles.

John married the love of his life in June of 1959 in Dallas, Texas. They started their family
and never looked back. John was a member of the Dallas Fire Department for 30 years where
he was an EMT, driver engineer, and was awarded for his role in the safe delivery of a baby at
the firehouse.

John was an avid fisherman at his home on Lake Toledo Bend where he lived in his retirement
for 20 plus years. He loved to travel with his wife and friends. They saw a lot of the USA in their
motor home. One really special trip was to New York City after 911 where he could pay respect
to his fallen brothers of FDNY. They went to Alaska on a cruise, visited Canada via the train rail,
and another very special trip across the USA with his son in an 18 wheeler. He loved that trip so much!

John loved to listen to music (oldies), lay in the bed and "THINK". He earned a degree in AC/Heat
after age 50. John was a mentor to most of our friends as we grew up. He was faithful to help those in
need. He was a charitable man, a God fearing and loving man, one who believed in forgiveness and
second, third....and even more chances. He judged only by the content of ones heart. He believed
anyone could be whatever they wanted to be. John was a lifelong member of the Church Of Christ. In the last
two years of Johns life, he cherished his little dog "Kosmo", who was priceless to him.

Some of Johns favorite sayings were

"You gotta keep a little money in one pocket for your family and a little in the other for someone who might need it"
"You always got to have a tender heart"
"Don't go to bed angry"
"Well blow my dress up"
"Go fast rocket man"
"You are slow as molasses"
"Well that's a fine how do you do"
"Do you want a knuckle sandwich"
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home

2925 5th St, Sachse, TX 75048

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