James Lamb, Jr.

Published 8:39 am Monday, March 18, 2019

James Lamb, Jr.


James Lamb, Jr., 86, of Crab Orchard, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of the late Irene (Adams) Lamb who preceded him in death on January 18, 2019.

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James was born in Garrard County on June 2, 1932, to the late James and Ella (Portwood) Lamb. He loved to coon hunt and fish. He cared for and loved his family deeply. He was a farmer and former employee of H. E. Price in the pipeline construction industry.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn L. and husband, Bobby Collett; son, Donnie Nelson Lamb and wife, Wilma Jean; brothers, Roy Lamb and Curt Lamb and wife Tammy; granddaughter, Amber and husband, Shannon Saylor; grandson, Jim Bob Collett and wife, Dena; two step grandchildren, Jeff Decker and wife Sharon, and Terry Price; five great grandchildren, Donald Jeffery and Timmy Decker, James Michael Saylor, Bentley Robert and Easton Wade Collett; and four great great grandchildren, Connor, Wilhelmina, Nathan, Wyatt and Tahlia.

In addition to his wife, Irene and parents, James and Ella Portwood Lamb, he was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Lamb, and five sisters, Jonetta Irvin, Mildred Johnson, Edna Mae Shelton, Lilly Lamb and Alice Wren

Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bro. Billy Bryant officiating. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home

Pallbearers include Dale, Jimmy, Ernie and Mark Lamb, Shannon and James Michael Saylor. Honorary pallbearers are Curt and Roy Lamb and Jim Bob Collett.