Gordon E. LAMKIN Jr.
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NEWPORT NEWS - Gordon Emmett "Pop" Lamkin Jr., 82, a native of Newport News and Peninsula resident his entire life, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
He retired in 1994 after 40 years in the men's clothier business, owning Pop Lamkin LTD & The Varsity Shop.
Pop attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary; George Wythe Junior High; was a 1945 Hampton High graduate, where he lettered in basketball and track; and received his B. A. degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a bible teacher in the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry; was a counselor at the Christian Broadcasting Network; was Chairman of the Board at Youth For Christ; and was actively involved in New Covenant Church and Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Pop was a member of the Hampton Kiwanis Club; a member of Gideons International; President of Hampton-Wythe Pony League; and coach for midget & intermediate football in the Hampton Recreation program.
Pop was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon E. Lamkin Sr. and Margaret Louise Williams Lamkin; and his sister, Shirly Louise Lamkin.
He is survived by his wife, Harmie S. Lamkin; two daughters, Margaret Lamkin Eaves and husband, Mark of Charlotte, N.C., and Elizabeth Lamkin MennE of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; a son, Gordon E. Lamkin III of Virginia Beach; a brother, William H. Lamkin Sr. and wife, Mary Lou of Gloucester; four grandchildren, Dylan Sage, Preston Eaves, Maxwell Lamkin, and Luke Lamkin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson by the Rev. Jack A. Lawson Jr. and the Rev. Tom Ivey. Burial will follow in Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peninsula North Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 6373, Newport News, VA 23606. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2010.
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April 30, 2010
Dear Mrs. Lamkin,Margaret,Gordon and Beth,
I am so sorry to hear of Pop's passing. I remember him so well, I just loved being at your house. Even after all this time it seems like yesterday Beth and I were hanging together. I pray that God will be with you at this time. You are in my prayers. Love ya, Ruthie
Ruthie Wrenn
April 28, 2010
Dear Mrs. Lamkin, Margaret, Beth and Gordon,
I was saddened to read of Mr. Lamkin's passing. I remember, as if it were yesterday, seeing and talking with him around the ball field. Even after almost 40 years, I remember his kindness and his love for the game and it's players. I pray your love and faith will help you through these tough times.
Charlie Reed
April 28, 2010
Harmie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am one of Billy Hilling's brothers, and also grew up in the Shipyard apartments and went to Stonewall Jackson School. I can still hear Mr. Lamkin calling Pop and Bill at the Shipyard apartments to come home for dinner.
Charlie Hilling
April 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
darrell carden
April 28, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to Harmie and the entire Lamkin family. Pop and I worked together for years on the board for Youth for Christ. I admired and respected him as he was such a wonderful Christian gentleman.

Jay
Jay Musser
April 27, 2010
Thinking of you, Harmie and your family. I enjoyed meeting Pop that one time he could make it to group. Beth
Beth Terranova
April 27, 2010
Carol Elkins
April 27, 2010
We are all saddened by the passing of Pop, yet we celebrate his homegoing into the next dimension of his eternal life. Pop was a true gentle-man in the fullest sense. He will be missed by all who has the pleasure of knowing him. I met Pop at the Langley Men's Shop and our friendship started there. It seened that whenever I attended a Christian event, Pop would be there. He truly lived his faith. I pray that God will be very close to all of you this day and and on, and on. It has been a blessing to have known this fellow believer.
Jack Thompson
April 27, 2010
Our sympathy and prayers go out to this family. May God comfort them during this time.
Frances Monfalcone Hargus & Clarence Hargus
April 26, 2010
I MET MR. AND MRS. LAMPKIN WHEN I MOVED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD MANY YEARS A GO.HE WOULD OFTEN COME TO MY HOME TO DISCUSS CONCERNS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY.HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.HE WAS A VERY LOYAL AND GOOD NEIGHBOR.

DURANT & GAIL BROWN
DURANT BROWN
April 26, 2010
Don and I met "Pop" and Harmie when we first attended Messick Bapt. Church. We will remember them for their work there. Our prayers to the family.
April 26, 2010
Don and I met "Pop" and Harmie when we first attended Messick Bapt. Church. We will remember them for their work there. Our prayers to the family.
Don & Eleanor Hubbard
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