OBITUARY

Paul Lamb

January 17, 1957November 11, 2021

Paul Lamb, age 64, passed away November 11, 2021, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Paul was born in Ennis, Texas on January 17, 1957, to Goldie and Orbie Lamb. He was the youngest of eight. Paul lived in Ennis through high school, where he excelled as an athlete, student, and member of the community—in fact he was the first Ennis High School student to letter first team all-district in basketball, football, and baseball in the same year. After graduation, Paul earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Baylor University and an MBA from Texas State University.

Paul was an incredible husband to his wife Christy, and father to his three children, Wade, Carly, and Dan, who never once had to wonder how much Paul cared for them. Always a reliable source of support, wisdom, and humor, Paul was the first person to be sought for advice.

The Lamb home was always full of visitors because Paul extended warmth, welcome, and a big hug to everyone. He would light up any room with laughter and was a world-class storyteller who continued to regale his family with stories until the end. Paul was so easy to talk to and be with, and he never lacked for conversation.

Paul’s commitment to his community is what motivated him in the last few decades of his life. Though he made his living in the insurance industry as the founding partner of a consulting firm, Paul’s passion was serving as Executive Director of a non-profit youth sports organization, the Westlake Youth Basketball Association (WYBA). Paul always said the role offered him the privilege to do “something he loved with people he loved for a community he loved.”

Paul first became involved with WYBA as a coach for his kids’ basketball teams, which was one of the many activities for which he volunteered his time. He coached much like he parented, offering support, laughter, and guidance. Paul continued to serve his community through work with WYBA long after his kids grew too old for the youth league, helping to grow the association into an organization of which he was very proud.

Paul was gentle with an optimistic and generous heart, was a great father, and was a loving husband and partner to his wife of thirty-nine years. Paul cherished being a grandfather and loved every moment he spent with his 14 month old granddaughter. He was deeply loved and will be forever missed.

Paul is survived by his wife, Christy Wade Lamb, and three children: Dan Lamb, Wade Lamb and his wife, Leilani Lamb, and Carly and her husband, John Runge, and their daughter Riley. Other family members surviving Paul are his sisters Donna Lamb and Jane Mecom and her husband Jim, and sister-in-law Laurette Lamb. First generation nieces and nephews who survive Paul are Keith and Michael Brown, Teri and Vicki Crow, and Chris and Michael Mecom. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie and Orbie Lamb, brothers Dan and Duaril Lamb, and sisters Doris Crow and Madge Brown.

A celebration of Paul Lamb’s life will take place on at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 4, at All Saints Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas (7808 Rialto Blvd, Austin, TX 78735). For those who wish to attend virtually, the live service can be viewed at allsaintsaustin.org/paul-lamb. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests anyone choosing to give a memorial gift consider donating to support the Westlake Youth Basketball Association, a non-profit organization which has served the Westlake community since 1994. Checks may be made payable to WYBA and mailed to: WYBA 3300 Bee Cave Road Ste 650-1201 Austin, TX 78746

Services

4 December

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

All Saints Presbyterian Church

7808 Rialto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78735

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Jerry Rejcek

November 23, 2021

My condolences to Christy and family. Many memories growing up in Ennis, from kids through high school. Great guy, big heart and super personality. Played little league baseball with Paul, won city championship and a trip to the Astrodome. Will keep you in my prayers. Jerry Rejcek

M. Virginia (LaPointe) Southworth

November 23, 2021

My Dear Christy and all of Paul's beautiful family.
I am deeply saddened on learning about Paul. I remember meeting him in Colorado with Christy. I was struck by his kind and gentle demeanor. There was something very special about him. Christy is extraordinary - they were a match made in Heaven. I was so hoping to see him again.
My loving prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you all,
Virginia (LaPointe) Southworth

Daniel Trevino

November 22, 2021

My condolences to Wade and the Lamb family. I knew Paul through my work at TDI where he would bring filings for review. Paul was always very kind, considerate, and easy to work with! I enjoyed hearing stories about his children and granddaughter. Paul will be greatly missed.

Linda Harris

November 21, 2021

Paul has fought the good fight and lived his life with integrity. Sending Christy, Wade, Carly and Dan condolences, yet, joy to celebrate Paul's life. Thank you to Paul for making basketball memories through his community program for our family.
Linda Harris

Don Williams

November 20, 2021

My condolences to the family. I spent many a weekend doing basketball for Paul in his league. He was one of the most polite and pleasant men I've known. He always made me feel supported and comfortable. Rest in peace my friend. Your approach to life will last forever with me and many others. Coach Williams.

Gus Leeper

November 19, 2021

Coach Lamb was my very first basketball coach. I have great memories practicing with him and Dan back in the day. I attribute my basketball career to coach Lamb actually getting me started playing. If it wasn’t for him, I would not have played in college or ended up where I am today. I am very thankful to have had him in my life and wish I had done a better job of keeping in touch over the years..

I know he is in a better place. I hope Mrs. Lamb, Wade, Carly, and Dan take comfort in knowing that.

Terry McMillan

November 16, 2021

Paul “Bubba” Lamb and I were roommates in 3 different apartments during our days at Baylor. We never had a cross word. He remains to this day one of the most humble and transparent people I have known. Wish we had some more time together.
Christy my heart aches for your loss and for what you have been through. My prayers are and have been with you and your children.

wright Janice

November 15, 2021

RIP Paul. You were a kind soul. I know I will see you again one day. Prayers for you and your family.

Janice Goodwin Wright, class of EHS 1975.

Kevin Graves

November 15, 2021

Never met a kinder person, and don’t know anyone who didn’t think so. I’m sorry for his wife and family. Heaven gained a real gentleman.

Phillip Sharp

November 15, 2021

Christy, Wade, Carly and Dan,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY