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Richard Lambert

Richard Randolph "Dick" Lambert

Saturday, March 19th, 1932 - Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard Randolph “Dick” Lambert, 88, of Brevard went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 14, 2020.
He was born in Cherokee on March 19, 1932 to the late Hugh and Ava Lambert and was proud of his Cherokee heritage. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Paul, Arthur, Albert (Curly), Mary, Virginia, Hugh Jr, Lloyd and Johnny. He was also preceded in death by in-laws: Vinessa Neill, Harold Owen, David Jones, Jackie Lambert and by his best friend/brother-in-law Lionel McCall.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jency McCall Lambert of Brevard. They were married on June 27, 1954 at Cherryfield Baptist Church in Brevard. He is also survived by his son, Ricky and wife Amanda, of Pisgah Forest. He was the proudest Papaw to his adored grandson Easton and grand-dog Valley. Also surviving are his brother Roy Lambert of Cherokee and sisters Betty McCall of Brevard, Sarah Owen Jones of Brevard and Peggy (Carl) Phipps of Winston-Salem; his sister-in-law Lorraine Lambert of Indiana and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was a 1949 graduate of Swain High School. After graduation, he moved to Brevard where he attended college, met his wife, and made his home. He enlisted and proudly served in the US Navy. Upon discharge, he worked at both Olin and Dupont before working with the late Robert Merrill at Brevard Industrial Storage. After a short retirement and finding himself bored, he began a logging business from which he retired years later.
Richard was a member and helped build Cherryfield Baptist Church. He loved bluegrass music, eating breakfast at Ingles, going to casinos, and fishing. He is well known for the huge gardens he grew on the family farm and his strong work ethic. He can now rest in the arms of his Savior and will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
Special thanks to those who cared for him: Dr Dale Nash, Wanda and Lynn; Bonita Freeman and Martha Maxwell; and Shirley’s Angels (Becka, Sharon and Crystal).
Services will be held on Friday, July 17, at 2 pm at Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Tony Lambert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Weekday Children’s Program Playground Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.
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Service Details

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Cathey's Creek Baptist Church
    Address
    58 Cathey's Creek Church Rd.
    BREVARD, NC 28712
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  • Interment

    Location
    Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
    Address
    994 Hendersonville Hwy.
    PISGAH FOREST, NC 28768
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Ernest Maney

Posted at 08:29pm
Jency,Ricky and Family. So sorry to hear of Richard passing. He was a great friend and graduate of Swain High and will be missed by al that knew him
God Bless you all
Ernest Maney
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Rick Wright

Posted at 03:26pm
Sorry to hear of your dad passing Ricky. Thinking of you and your family
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David

Posted at 07:06pm
Love you Uncle! Forestry forever!
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Juanita Milner

Posted at 05:56pm
My heart breaks to hear of Richard passing. He was a dear friend and classmate. May God comfort Jency, Ricky and family during this difficult time. God Bless and love to you all
Juanita Milner

Sandra Jones

Posted at 11:23am
Richard and Jency have been long-time family friends. Richard is much loved and will be sorely missed. Prayers of comfort and God's sustaining love for all of the family. Charles and Janette Ziegler and Sandi
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