William Thomas “Tom” Lamb
Wrens, GA. – William Thomas “Tom” Lamb, 82, loving husband of Marian Reese Lamb and the late Julia McBryde Lamb, entered into rest Sunday morning, May 12, 2013 at University Hospital McDuffie. Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00AM Wednesday, May 15, 2013 with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
One of ten children born to the late Mae Lampp Lamb and the late Cleveland Brinson Lamb, Tom was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. After serving his country in the Army, he and his brother Harry started Lamb Bros Lumber in 1954. Since work was “fun” and his favorite pastime, he successfully started and ran several companies—CSRA Timberlands, Jefferson Industries, WT Lamb Investments, LPB Properties and Jefferson Contractors—as well as served on the Board of Directors for First State Bank and Thomas Jefferson Academy. Tom loved his Lord and was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church. Other than working, he also enjoyed travelling the US and Europe and just sitting and rocking on his back porch, enjoying the quiet peace of nature. He had the charm and manners of a Southern gentleman and the patience of Job. Not a man of great fan-fare but a man of great esteem, Tom was reliable, dependable and “solid”—and loved his family above all else. This icon of our community will be greatly missed.
Tom was also preceded in death by his siblings, Brinson Lamb, Harry Lamb, Sarah Mae Phillips, Margaret Jones, Marian “Shine” McNair, Phillip Lamb, Martin Lamb and Julia Lamb. Other survivors include his six children, Lynn Reeves (Mac), Gale Thompson (Burnie), Judy Bostick, Jennifer Smith (David), Jeff Kent and Regina Kent Thompson; a brother Frank Lamb; thirteen grandchildren, Lance Reeves (Joely), Casey Reeves, Bryna Reeves, Brad Thompson, Brent Thompson, Boone Bostick Matt Bostick, Leslie Lynam, Lauren L. Stewart (Chris), Thomas Lynam, Edward Bruce Thompson Jr., Jeffrey Kent Jr. and Michael Kent; two great grandchildren, Ansley Reeves and Bray Reeves; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and business associates. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at James Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wrens United Methodist Church, 202 Russell St, Wrens GA 30833.
Legacy of Love
A husband, a father, a grandpa too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a husband, not just as a father.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep