Bobby Gene Lamb
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St. George, UT
Bobby Gene Lamb, 80, passed away, peacefully at home with his loving wife Betty by his side, June 30, 2013, in St. George, UT. He was born June 20, 1933, in Cushing, OK, to Eugene L and Bonnie Mae Parker Lamb.
Bob graduated from Cushing High School, Cushing, OK, and in the following year he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and was sent to Germany for the duration of his service. Bob married Chris Miller in 1956 and they had two sons together, they yet later divorced. Bob worked in the lab for Midland Oil Refinery before moving to Oklahoma City and working for Fred Jones Ford as a new car salesman. Bob was gifted at car sales and out of all of the Ford dealerships and dealers in the country he was recognized as 'Salesman of the Year' two different years. Bob moved to Southern California to work for Santa Ana Lincoln-Mercury in 1965 and continued his career in the auto industry as the general manager for 27 years. Bob married Marguerite Timmermann in 1970 and they served a mission at the Salt Lake City Genealogy Center. Following Marguerite's death in 2006 Bob married Betty Hardman Oakeson, March 16, 2007, in St. George, UT. Bob was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served faithfully in many leadership positions.
Bob loved bowling, ski-boats, waterskiing, RVing, golf, traveling, rafting, card games, and mustangs. He was a gifted athlete in his youth and his lifelong love of sports included college football, the Oklahoma Sooners, and NBA basketball. He was a huge fan of the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bob is survived by: his wife, Betty Hardman Lamb; children, Jerry (Vikki) Lamb of Decatur, IN, April (Doug) Franklin of Davis, OK; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren; a sister Alice Jennings of Grove, OK; a close nephew Marco Lucadano of Santa Cruz, CA; and many other nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife Marguerite; a son Larry; a brother Jimmy; and sister Barbara.
A special thank you is extended to Lynette, Laura, & their team of volunteers from Southern Utah Home Care and Hospice, who served faithfully.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sunset 10th ward LDS Chapel 415 N. Westridge Dr., St. George, UT. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the service also at the chapel. Internment with military honors will follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, UT.
Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.SereniCareofStGeorge.com Arrangements are under the direction of SereniCare, St. George, 986-2085.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 7 to July 9, 2013