LambertAug. 14, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2012 NEWALLA Gilbert (Gill) Lee Lambert, of Newalla, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home from complications of C.O.P.D. He was born in Oklahoma City Aug. 14, 1935, to R.B. and Elizabeth Lambert. Gill was a hard worker his whole life, having left high school early to help support his family while his father was ill. He owned and operated several businesses, including Gill's Kerr-McGee and Gill's Auto Supply in Del City. He also retired as an Engineer from Frisco/ Burlington Northern Railroad. He continued to work until his health deteriorated. He loved auto racing and was the proud owner and builder of many race cars starting out in the 1950s at Taft Stadium and then was an active member of the racing community for over 60 years. Gill was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Doretha Smith and Cleta Heard. Gill is survived by two sisters, Lu Yeager and Roena Sudik; his wife, Jimmie Lambert; his children, David & Kim Lambert, Don & Cookie Dees, Julie Dixon, Monty & Cari Crisp, Ronnie & Mary Greene, and Chad & Janelle Greene. He was a loving and wonderful Papaw to 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gill's friends and family are rejoicing that he is finally at peace in Heaven and can breathe again. A special thank-you to Shela Newton and Heartland Hospice. Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, Crestview Baptist Church, followed by burial at Sunny Lane Cemetery.
Published in The Oklahoman from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012