David L. Lambert

December 28, 1941 ‒ March 15, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

David L. Lambert, age 78, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Country Club Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on December 28, 1941 in Dry Fork, Virginia the son of George “Jack” and Gladys (Linkous) Lambert.  Dave proudly served in the United States Navy and retired from Columbia Gas.  He previously worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass and most recently worked for Snyder Funeral Homes.  Dave was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.

Dave was a true outdoorsman as he loved being outside, whether it was hunting and golfing with friends or tinkering in his yard, he loved the fresh air and sunshine.  Dave could also be described as a people person, as he never met somebody he didn’t know or couldn’t take up conversation with.  He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Carole (Riley) Lambert, whom he married on April 18, 1960; a brother, Billy (Barbara) Lambert of Centerburg; thirteen nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

Due to the concerns of the COVID-19, the family has now wished this to be a private service at Faith Baptist Church, 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.  Rev. Doug Forsythe will be officiating.  There will be a Celebration of Life service for Dave at a later date when there are no longer concerns for everyone’s safety.

Memorial contributions in Dave’s name may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • Carole, so sorry for your loss. We have all lost a trusted friend. Dave enjoyed life to the fullest and always brought a smile and uplifting spirit to those around him. Will miss him and his friendship. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Carole-

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I remember your kindness when my parents lived next door to you. Dave will surely be missed.

    Bufford & Alice’s daughter,


  • Carole,
    Just so very sorry. We have so many fond, happy memories from so many years ago, when Shell was so very young. You and Dave were so kind to her. Things were simpler then. Bob has so many memories of Dave and PPG. Of course, many of them are humorous, you know they both made that so.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you both.
    Bob and Nance💕

  • Carole
    I never saw Dave without a smile. He was a friend to everyone. My heart is saddened at his passing. You have Mike’S and my deepest sympathy. Mike and Joyce Ray

  • Carole:
    Vickie and I are so sorry for your loss of Dave. So many good thoughts come to mind when thinking of Dave and his love of life.
    Dad enjoyed him through the years and Dave would speak kindly of him numerous times when he and I worked together at the funeral home.
    He loved to engage in conversation anytime and his great smile and laugh will be remembered.
    We know you were both devoted to each other and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    In Friendship and love,

  • Carole, Sorry for your loss. I worked a few times with Dave on different funerals over the years and always enjoyed our times together. You are in our prayers for peace and comfort that only our Lord can give at this time. Dave & Nan

  • It was always so good to talk to Dave. His enthusiasm never failed to make me feel so special. We, of course, talked sports and he always wanted to be updated on what was happening in my coaching career. He was extremely proud of his connection to Centerburg and its successful basketball teams.
    Thanks Dave for being so kind to so many of us.

    Tom Foster

  • When i worked for Centurylink i would work with Dave when he was at Columbia Gas and i also talked to him when he worked for Snyder’sTruely one of the best and always had smile.You and your family are in our prayers

  • Carol and Family,
    I just found out about Dave’s passing. I can’t tell you how sorry I am. I went to school with you and Dave and have so many fond memories of you both. I pray that GOD will give you the peace that passes all understanding during this time of mourning. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU DURING THIS TIME.
    Jim and Jane Ensminger

  • I am David cousin Regenia Linkous Billings.. My brother and I George, Jr. -(Porgie) loved him dearly. He loved his wife- Carol and his family. He will be missed by all his family. Rest In Peace Dave. See you on the other side. Love and Prayers, Regenia ( geni)

  • Carole and Family,

    Dave’s smiles and high spirit will be missed. However, he leaves behind a love of family and friends. I will always remember how Gladys called both Bill and Dave when she wanted them to come in. So funny. In a sing-song voice, it was DA-VID-LEE-e and BIL-LY-JOE-a. From the home-place on the hill the call was heard all through the valley!!! And, they knew to come! His memory lives on.
    May peace come to you in the days ahead.

    Barbara, Hazel, Ruth, and Nancy (I know I speak for all.)

  • Dear Carole … so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed when Dave brought the hearse for Mount Gilead services. He had a ready smile and a story or two or three. You could tell when he was being ornery as he got this gleam in his eye that mirrored his smile. He will be missed!

  • Carole:

    So very sorry and most certainly echo brother Trent’s reflection of Dave. Always first to share a humorous story or experience. He was a true Gem. Recall his fondness for Virginia, a place I know he truly loved and often reflected upon. May his wisdom and love forever rest within your heart and upon your shoulders.

    Courage and strength

    Clay Snyder

  • Sorry for your loss. Dave was indeed a great man. Always very kind and smiling. I’m proud to say that Dave gave my Mom & Dad their final ride.
    Prayers for his entire family.
    Shad & Joyce Weikel

  • Will definitely miss Dave. Enjoyed stopping by the house and visiting while working on your computer or riding bikes with Dave and my dad on brisk Saturday mornings! Prayers to Carole and the family.

  • Carole I met Dave when he worked at Columbia Gas, and I worked at Ohio Power. We always had good conversations though the years. He will be missed by all who knew him, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Carole,
    Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. Dave was incredibly special, never missing an opportunity to show you how much he cared. He was especially comforting when I lost my mother. Heaven certainly welcomed an angel on Sunday! God Bless, Doug and Marsha DeWinter

  • The family has lost a true gem. You always felt his love. Best hugs ever. There wasn’t one time he didn’t tell me the bath tub story from when I was a baby and was visiting in Virginia. How he had to call for Mom to come help.

    How he loved all us kids and how we loved him. RIP Dave.


  • Carole so sorry to hear about Dave we shared a lot of wonderful times in Bloomfield Lodge He will be missed may God bless you in your time of grief

  • Carol
    I am so sorry to hear this. I can remember Dave taking me to breakfast as a teenager growing up in the Baptist church. We spent a couple Saturdays doing this. He was a father figure and a friend. His smile and yours too, are something special. He has a crowd around him now telling a “story”. Heaven has gained a special servant.
    God bless you during this difficult time.
    Bob & Carole

  • Carole,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a very fince person and you will always have wonderful memorials to hold close to your heart.

  • Dear Carole, I am so sorry to hear this news. You and Dave were always a shining example of a great marital relationship for me. I appreciated Dave’s smile and friendship. He will be missed beyond measure but lives on in the hearts of many. God bless and keep you. In friendship, Gwen

  • Carole,

    Jeff and I were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Angela and Jeff

  • Carole,
    Deep sympathies for Dave’s passing after such a rugged fight.
    It was my pleasure to have known Dave as a frequent customer over the years, and being able to learn from him at Snyder’s.
    I was so fortunate to have haf Dave as a friend. May the good Lord be with you at this time.

  • Carole
    Just read about Dave’s passing.We are in Fl now sorry we couldn’t be there.Dave was a great guy I have many fond memories working with Dave at PPG. Always enjoyed talking with Dave.

  • Carol, Bill & Barb, Family, You have our sympathy in the loss of Dave. Lew has good memories of Dave growing up
    He always greeted us with that great smile. Dave was there for us when we lost our son .

  • Carol-

    You know we love you ….. and so sorry current conditions keep us from all being together. Dave was a wonderful person and a shining example for all of his younger cousins….he helped make our entire family better. We are thinking of you.

    Mike & Deborah Robinson & Mason and Marlo

  • So sorry for your loss Carol Barb and Bill. Dave was a wonderful person to be around. He will truly be missed.

  • Carole, Linda and I send our sympathy. Dave was a delight! We loved having him help us on services. I will always remember how quick he was with a story or a joke, followed with a smile. Your mood always improved when you encountered Dave!

  • Carole,
    May God Bless you. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Peggy always had wonderful things to say about Dave and you.
    Betty McClanahan
    Tazewell, VA

  • Carole,
    With our deepest sympathies, praying God’s peace in this very difficult time. Always cherished the time we spent with you and Dave at the Critcher girls weddings. I’ll always remember turkey hunting with Dave and Phil, and how Dave just treated me like a brother from the first I met him. He’ll be dearly missed. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Carole,
    So sorry to hear about Daves passing. Scott and I always enjoyed talking with you both at Church. I have very fond memories of Dave being my E.E. Teacher at Church. Scott and I will be Praying for you, Carole.
    Scott and Julie Zimmerman

  • Carole,
    I met Dave about 50 years ago, and knew from the start that we would be friends. He never met a stranger and was a Witness for our God and Savior Jesus Christ. I had kinda of lost touch with Dave until I built the barn behind the Snyder Funeral Home where they keep their cars, One day I was working on a car with my back to the door when someone came in and started talking to me although i couldn’t see him how could you not recognize that voice and infectious laugh.I looked forward to him taking out or bringing back a car so we could talk about our time in the Masons, my old Ford tractors, his time growing up in Virginia and of course I knew a lot of the guys he worked with at the Gas Co. so that would start another round of stories. Carole thank you for sharing Dave with all of us as I know many time he would look at his watch and say I better go my wive is waiting.Our Sympathies are with you.
    Doug & Patsy

  • So sorry to hear about Dave. We always enjoyed talking to him. Condolences from two of his many cousins

  • If there was ever a more naturally friendly man than Dave, i never encountered him. His was a gift that he shared with everyone. Life would be easier for all of us if we just followed his example. But even if we did, it would require constant effort. For Dave, it was effortless.