John T. Lamb

January 05, 1921 ‒ August 01, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

John T. Lamb, age 94, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his home. He was born on January 5, 1921 in Fredericktown, son of the late Robert and Opal Etta (Strong) Lamb.

John retired from General Motors with 28 years of service. He was a faithful member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, where he served as maintenance supervisor for over 48 years, retiring at the age of 90. John also had many years as a Cub and Boy Scout leader in Fredericktown. He was an avid fan and supporter of Fredericktown High School Sports. John received many awards from the Fredericktown Athletic Boosters including Fan of the Year. He enjoyed camping, traveling with his camping club, and most of all he loved gardening.

John is survived by his sons, Danny (Michelle) Lamb of Fredericktown and Terry (Mary) Lamb of Cleveland; grandchildren, Megail (Jason) Gaumer, Mike (Hallie) Eisnnicher, Krystal Eisnnicher, Jacob Beeman and Josh Beeman; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Russel Lamb of Fredericktown and Floyd Lamb of Lexington; sister, Edna MacMorris of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Elnora Mae (Noble) Lamb; brothers, Lloyd, Hugh, Arthur, Harold, Chet, and Charles Lamb; and sisters, Bertha Lamb, Lela Lamb, Lena Lamb, Ruth Heslep and Mary Daniels.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 with Rev. Richard Hasley and Rev. Dr. Gary Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church or Hospice of Knox County in John’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting,

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of John T. Lamb.


  • John was such a presence to the entire community. May his memory linger for many years in many hearts.

  • Danny and family and Terry and family, Sorry we can’t be with the families at this time. Uncle John was always such a giving person, he will be sorely missed. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Sorry to hear about your father. He will be greatly missed by many. You have our deepest Sympathy.

  • My heart totally breaks for your families!! Uncle John was a ‘quiet giant’!! I love knowing he IS in Heaven, enjoying all that Heaven is!!

  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing! It’s so hard to be the one left behind. Prayers for the family!

  • Someone so special can never be forgotten. Over eighteen years many of the daycare children got to know John as “Farmer Lamb”. We passed his house many times and sure enough he’d be tending his garden or pruning his trees. On many occasions we walked down and observe his garden and many times we’d come home with our arms full. And if we didn’t visit him, he’d visit us and he never came empty handed. Farmer Lamb full of life, full of energy. I’ve never quite met anyone like him. If he wasn’t in his garden he was working at the church.
    Farmer Lamb…..someone so special ….he will never be forgotten.

  • Floyd, Patsy and Family:

    Didn’t know your brother John, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time.


  • So sorry to hear of your loss, I remember John as taking entries of his garden to
    the Fred. Tomato Show, and they were lovely. Many blessings and prayers at
    this time of sorrow. You are so blessed for his long and fulfilling life. To the families of Danny, Terry and others.

  • We are sorry to hear about your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Diana and family
    Norma and Dan and family
    Brad and Robin and family

  • My deepest sympathies while you are mourning the loss of your father and loved one. Will keep you close in my prayers.

    Heather Smith, Kellan and Tate Swihart

  • Danny and Michelle, we are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Our friendships goes back a long ways. Will always have fond memories how you supported Cub Scout Pack 350. Even though we did not know you in the 60’s …Thank you for being our first Cubmaster. our dedication to God and our community and church family touched so many hearts. What a true blessing you were to others. I will miss saying, “Good morning” to you on Sundays. Love from the Dean Family.

  • Thoughts and prayers to heal your broken to all.
    Kevin,Carrie,Shawn and Colton Davis

  • Dear Danny, We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Although we never had a chance to meet your Dad, we always heard about what a fine man he was. May it help to know that you have friends who care. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Danny and Terry, I’m so sorry for your loss, your dad was such a great man, he always had a smile and a helping hand! Fredericktown won’t be the same without him! Take care guys and know that the community grieves with you.

  • Danny & family,
    Prayers for strength & comfort as you celebrate your Dad’s life. He will be missed by so many!
    God bless you,
    Deb Burgholder-Solis

  • We would like to express our sympathy to your family. John will surely be missed. He and Elnora were both so helpful with the preschool program. We’ll miss his smile and presence at church and were blessed to have him for so many years.

  • We will miss seeing John out back in his yard, tending to his gardens. John was one of the first persons we met when we moved into the neighborhood. We also enjoyed the fruits of his garden as he ‘delivered’ his bounty to us. Happy he is reunited with his wife in heaven. God’s blessings to the family.
    Dan & Judy Hannon

  • Danny & Michelle , Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.❤
    Bob & Carla

  • Danny, Terry and families,
    Walt & I would like to express our deepest sympathies. Your Dad was such a sweet man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • Danny and Terry,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I have such great memories of your Dad and Mom especially those special fishing trips to Canada. You have our deepest sympathy and know you are in our prayers.
    Take care,
    Larry and Kathy Summers

  • so sorry to hear of John’s passing…..another great man lost from our community…….always so positive, loving, caring and active …..a real inspiration…….and irreplaceable…….

  • To the Lamb family, may the Lord hold you in his arms at this time., while he welcomes your father to Heaven. As you say so long for now, know that God loves you and wants you to join your father and mother in heaven with them in the future. Make sure to share their faith with your family of how great God’s love is at this time and always.
    Prayers of comfort are being lifted at this time.

    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • We are so sorry to hear the loss of Johnny, we have such fond memories of Johnny, So sorry we cannot be there in person, but know that our thoughts and prayers our with the family. if there is anything we could do, please let us know. May God bless you, Jeff and Margie Lamb, Family

  • We are so sorry for your loss.You are all in our prayers and thoughts …Glenn Sr…Glenn Jr….Melody…Beth….Roy

  • Danny, so so.orry to hear about your dad our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. We were unable to make it to the calling hours, but wanted you to know our thoughts are with you.

  • With many fond memories, we express sincere sympathy to you on your loss of John. He was a dear friend and faithful man. God bless!

  • We are so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man! He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor…always with a smile..and a wave..and proud of his garden…which he happily shared..the fruits of his labor.