02/18/09 — THOMAS H. LAMB III

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March 28, 1951-Feb. 16, 2009

Thomas "Tommy" Henry Lamb III, 57, husband of Connie Sheppard Lamb, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born March 28, 1951, to Beatrice Wilson Lamb and the late Thomas Henry Lamb Jr.

Tommy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother who avidly treasured life, family, farming and fishing/hunting. He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and Appalachian State University, where he played football.

Lamb was an owner and vice president of LIFE Inc. and retired from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles in Forsyth County. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Asbury Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Connie Lamb; a daughter, Lee Lamb of Goldsboro; a son and fiancée, Glenn Lamb and Cynthia Marvin of Raleigh; two grandchildren, McKenzie and Ashton Lamb of Raleigh; his mother Beatrice Lamb of Goldsboro; a sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Rhett Raynor of Dunn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors at Howell Funeral Home in Goldsboro Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at Asbury Presbyterian Church at 11 am, conducted by the Rev. Ricky Rogers.

Mr. Lamb will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

The family will receive friends at the home of Glenn Sheppard following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.


Published in Obituaries on February 18, 2009 1:47 PM