GASTONIA - Larry Nelson Lambert Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2013, at his residence.
He was a native of Gaston County, born May 26, 1931, to the late Arthur Lee and Margie Angel Lambert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Brandon Alger.
Larry was a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church. He had retired from Ti-Caro Threads, Inc with over 30 years of service.
Larry enjoyed music, playing the keyboard and guitar. He loved to fish and play golf.
Survivors include his wife of over 61 years, Gladys Styers Lambert; his children, Barbara Mullinax and husband Wayne of Gastonia, Pat Lensgraf and husband Eric James of Gastonia, Diane Spencer and husband Billy of Clover, S.C., Beth Jenkins and Jim, Nelson Lambert and wife Amy all of Gastonia; grandchildren, Scott Alger and wife Lindsay, Gina Montoya and husband Isaac, Brian Mullinax and wife Yahaira, Josh Mullinax, Keli and Ashley Spencer, Karen and, Sharon Jenkins, Jordan James and husband Jesse, David and Jacob Lambert; six great-grandchildren; sister, Reita L. Spence.
Visitation will be from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric Reece officiating.
Interment will be Hollywood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052 and Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.