Hugh Richard Lamb Sr.

August 01, 1939 ‒ June 18, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Hugh Richard “Dick” Lamb Sr., age 77, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on August 1, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Hugh M. and Mabel (Ream) Lamb. Hugh was a 1958 graduate of Lancaster High School. He proudly served over 32 years as a member of the United States Navy Seabees and retired in 1992 after 61 years of employment with the Structural Iron Workers Local #172 in Columbus, Ohio.

Hugh was a member of Thrall Lodge #170 F&AM, Valley of Columbus Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and Ann Hill Chapter #81 Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of the American Legion Joe Cocanour Post #500, Knox County Joint Veterans Council and life member of the Seabees Veterans Island X-2 of Columbus. Hugh was a former member of Mount Vernon Jaycees.

He is survived by his sons; Hugh (Kathy) Lamb Jr. of Mount Vernon, William (Roxanne) Lamb of Fredericktown and Thomas (Teresa) Lamb of Nova; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Follett of Fredericktown and Jo Etta (Tom) Baker of Gilbert, Arizona.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Shirley (Eaton) Lamb in 2015.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where Masonic and Eastern Star services will begin at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Timothy Mohon will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Hugh’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Tom, So sorry to hear the passing of your dad. You and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

  • There are no words to express the emptiness left with the passing of Hugh Richard. He was a great brother through the Masonic orders, a great friend and a great card player we will always remember. Our prayers go out to the family. With great love and memories, John and Mary Beutel

  • It is with sad hearts we learn about .”Dick.” All our favorite Aunts and Uncles are passing away too quickly. We will certainly remember the card games after the Lamb reunions. Shirley and Dick were always great host/hostess. Aunts Betty and Jo, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Much Love Mike and Marilyn Lamb

  • So sorry to hear this. Tom and family. You all are in my wife’s and i’s thoughts and prayers!

  • My prayers are with your family. I loved Dick, enjoyed his company and his will to fight to the very end. He was a bright spot in our home away from home.

  • Hugh, Bill and Tom:
    I am sadden for your loss. Memories of your dad and mom are very old and very close to my heart. Sending prayers for comfort, strength and courage.

  • So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. My sincere loving thoughts are with your family. I worked with Shirley and have some great memories at work and away from work. Sincerely Norma Siekkinen

  • We are so sorry for your loss, he has given us many fun memories. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.

  • My sincerest condolences to your family. Dick managed to bring a smile to everyone’s face, even though he beat me in “UNO” every day. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • I am sorry to hear of this, Dick was a great man. My dad considered him a close friend of many tears. He was a man that always did good things, he will be missed by many.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Lamb family, Shirley and Dick were good friends for many years (in fact from high school for Shirley). They did a lot for the community and will be sorely missed. If there is anything good that comes from “going Home,” it is that they are together once again. Bet they are planning some car shows in Heaven. We thank Dick for his service to our country and his continued dedication to the veterans, through his membership in the American Legion. Rest in Peace, dear friend. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Bill and family, We are so sorry to hear about your father. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time. Blessings, Rick and Kim

  • May you rest in Pease Dick, you’re with Shirley now. Prays for the family. You will be miss. Charles & Nora Stiffler

  • So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Unfortunately, due to Keven and I vacationing in Alaska/Victoria B.C. we will be unable to be physically present. Keven does feel privileged and blessed to be able to share in song from afar. Prayers and love to the entire family,
    Keven & Karma Lamb

  • Betty and family members, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Hugh and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Praying for you in your time of sorrow.