FREDERICKTOWN — Hugh Richard “Dick” Lamb Sr., 77, of Fredericktown, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on Aug. 1, 1939, in Mount Vernon, the son of Hugh M. and Mabel (Ream) Lamb. Hugh was a 1958 graduate of Lancaster High School. He proudly served over 32 years as a member of the United States Navy Seabees and retired in 1992 after 61 years of employment with the Structural Iron Workers Local 172 in Columbus.

Hugh was a member of Thrall Lodge 170 F&AM, Valley of Columbus Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and Ann Hill Chapter 81 Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of the American Legion Joe Cocanour Post 500, Knox County Joint Veterans Council and life member of the Seabees Veterans Island X-2 of Columbus. Hugh was a former member of Mount Vernon Jaycees.

He is survived by his sons, Hugh (Kathy) Lamb Jr. of Mount Vernon, William (Roxanne) Lamb of Fredericktown and Thomas (Teresa) Lamb of Nova; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Follett of Fredericktown and Jo Etta (Tom) Baker of Gilbert, Arizona.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Eaton) Lamb in 2015.

Friends may call Thursday, from 4-8 p.m., at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where Masonic and Eastern Star services will begin at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Timothy Mohon will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Hugh’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Hugh Richard “Dick” Lamb Sr.


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