Robert Lambert

Robert Edwin Lambert

Sunday, April 17th, 1921 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Robert Edwin Lambert “Bob”, 98, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Drury and Elizabeth Lambert; as well as two sisters, Libby Hutcherson and Boots Houchins.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 69 years, Edna Lambert; daughter, Betty Kingrey (Frank); two granddaughters, Cheryl Madagan (Mike), and Cindy Benson (Butch); two great-grandsons, Hank Benson (Melinda), and Sean Madagan; one great-great-grandson, Jack Benson, as well as his soon arriving great-great-granddaughter, Baby Benson; also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A private family visitation will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Sherwood Memorial Park. Chaplain Gary Kingery will be officiating.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Syed Raza, as well as the staffs of The Oaks at Richfield, and Richfield Recovery & Care Center, for all their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers please make charitable contributions to the Disabled Veterans of America, 210 Franklin Rd SE #808, Roanoke, VA 24011.
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Service Details

  • Private Family Graveside

    Monday, March 30th, 2020 |
    Monday, March 30th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Kingery, Gary
  • Interment

    Monday, March 30th, 2020 |
    Monday, March 30th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Mike Cormell

Posted at 11:56am
I grew up hearing stories about Bob and my Dad. My grandparents and the Lambert’s were neighbors and Bob and my Dad became best friends. Bob and my Dad played football together at Andrew Lewis. As the placque at MAC &BOB’S attests, Bob was a very good player.
My wife and I became friends with Bob and Edna and They made many trips to Pennsylvania for graduations, wedding, visits, and yes funerals. We loved Edna’s stories and Bob would laugh at all of them like it was the first time he had heard it. We viewed Bob and Edna as part of our family. (An important part) Bob, ole buddy, we are going to miss you. Say hello to Mom and Dad. RIP and We will never forget and will cherish the time we spent together.
As Edna always said upon leaving after a visit, Love ya

Carl H Johnson

Posted at 07:38pm
Bob was a really great guy that my wife Ellen( Bob’s niece and daughter of Libby Hutcherson) and I always loved spending time with. He and Edna! Great couple!!!
RIP Bob. You had a great long life!


Posted at 09:18am
Robert was a wonderful person, kind, caring and humorous. He and Edna were a wonderful couple who shared life's joys and sorrows.
I am saddened by his passing, but am sure that he has gone on to a better place.

Gene A. Godwin, M.D.

Chuck Fogus

Posted at 06:13pm
Mr. and Mrs Lambert and Betty live next door from our family on Forest Park Blvd.

Mr. Lambert was so helpful to our family after dad had his stroke. He was truly a kindhearted man!

Chuck Fogus

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