OBITUARY

Jerry Don Lambright

October 25, 1949March 9, 2019
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Jerry Don (J D) Lambright, 69, a resident of Montgomery, Texas passed away peacefully March 9, 2019, with his family and close friends by his side. Celebration of Life will be held Monday, March 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Conroe located at 600 North Main Street.

He was born on October 25, 1949 and grew up in the west Texas town of Pampa. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. J D would later receive a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. J D married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Belinda following graduation from Texas Tech. They were blessed with 43 years of a marriage filled with love and joy. Unlike many professionals who put their life into one career, J D had three separate and distinguished careers. J D first enjoyed a twenty-five year career at Shell Oil Company and at Shell’s Exploration and Production Technology Company in Houston as a geophysicist / electrical engineer. During his employment at Shell, he managed numerous technical geophysical projects around the world. During his last two years with Shell, he was a Business Interface Manager for Shell Exploration and Production Technology Company, the research division of Shell Oil Company. In 1999 after retiring from Shell, J D established and operated his own private practice, Law Offices of J D Lambright, in Conroe for 13 years. During that time, he handled a broad variety of civil, family, criminal and probate cases. After being exposed to so many areas of the law, J D responded to a personal desire to serve his community on a larger scale. On November 6, 2012, J D was elected by the voters as Montgomery County Attorney. He was officially sworn in on January 1, 2013. After being re-elected, J D began his second term January 1, 2017.

As the chief legal advisor for Montgomery County, J D oversaw a staff of 30 people ranging from attorneys to administrative staff. Under J D's leadership, the County Attorney's office was recognized three times as the Department of the Year for Montgomery County. In both 2014 and 2015, J D was selected as Montgomery County’s Boss of the Year.

Outside of the office, J D’s passion for life included a love of music – specifically playing drums, which financed his college education. J D has been a licensed amateur radio operator since his high school days. Operating under the callsign KF5U, J D built a contest-class station over the last five years. Additionally, J D and Belinda enjoyed years of riding motorcycles and attending professional bull riding events. J D served three terms on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Bar Association, and he served for 11 years as a Director and General Counsel of the Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center. He was a 2010 graduate and former Board member of Leadership Montgomery County, and a 2009 graduate of the Conroe Police Department Citizen Police Academy. Additionally, J D was a member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club where he previously served on the Board of Directors. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Frances Lambright. J D is survived by his wife Belinda, his sister Pat Bolln and husband Barry of Cleveland, Texas, mother-in-law Maxcine Chase of Pampa, Texas, sister-in-law Vicky Jones and husband Larry of Conroe, Texas, niece Stefanie Bailey of Bandera, Texas, and nephew Darren Jones of Caldwell, ID, three great nephews and one great niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J D Lambright Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Spirit of Texas Bank, 1836 Spirit of Texas Way, Conroe, TX 77301 or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • FAMILY

  • Belinda Lambright, Loving wife
  • Pat Bolin and husband Barry, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Maxcine Chase, Mother-in-law
  • Vicky Jones and husband Larry, Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law
  • Stefanie Bailey, Niece
  • Darren Jones, Nephew
  • Bill Lambright, Father
  • Frances Lambright, Mother
  • Three great nephews and one great niece, other relatives and a host of friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • J D Memorial Scholarship Fund - Spirit of Texas Bank
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Services

18 March

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Baptist Church Conroe

600 N Main Street
Conroe, Texas 77301

REMEMBERING

Jerry Don Lambright

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George Phile

March 17, 2019

Belinda,

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jerry. I know you will miss him. I remember him retiring and starting his law practice and then becoming County Attorney. I enjoyed the lunches we shared with him during the last few years with other Shell retirees and we will miss him also.

May God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

George Phile

Claudia Riedlinger

March 17, 2019

May the special things about J. D. live on inside your heart forever. We will all miss him.
Claudia Riedlinger and Mike Edgar

John LeBas

March 14, 2019

Belinda, you will remember that we worked together at Shell during the 1990's. I am so sorry for your loss. Time can dull but never eliminate the pain. But trust in the Lord and focussing on the great times you had together will help you through the trying times.

Mary Kadlubar

March 14, 2019

Belinda,
I worked with Jerry in Geophysics at BTC.
I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.

Mary Kadlubar

Jane Hammons

March 12, 2019

Belinda, I recall growing up and looking forward to JD sitting behind the drum set and playing so well, accompanying any number of other players. He was talented then and obviously lived his life in service to others.
May God grant you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Dennis Longley

March 12, 2019

Belinda
I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through as I went through it 4 years ago when Betty passed.
I really enjoyed attending retied Shell luncheons with J D the past couple of years. I cannot say enough about the
fine man J D was, always a gentleman.

My best regards to you

Dennis Longley

Bob Romero

March 12, 2019

Dear Belinda,
My heart goes out to you on Jerry's passing. I remember him putting out the word that you needed platelets for your cancer treatment back then and contributing to that effort and touching base with him from time to time while you were in treatment while he was still at the Bellaire Research/Technology Center. You had a wonderful support in him in that most difficult time. I am thrilled to know that you survived but sad to find that out through his passing. I found him a warm, thoughtful and very intelligent person. It is clear that he has made a difference for others in his life.
May his memory be a comfort to you and to everyone who was close to him.
In Deepest Sympathy,

Michelle Gifford

March 11, 2019

Prayers for all the family. Such a good man married to a wonderful lady. Both class acts. He will be greatly missed but we know that there will be a great reunion in Heaven when that time comes. God bless Belinda and all his family.

Eric Yollick

March 10, 2019

JD was a man who had integrity: he did the right thing, even when people weren't looking. Most of the great work JD did as County Attorney occurred inside the walls of the Sadler Administration Building and outside of public view. He had major challenges to get leaders within the Montgomery County government to do the right thing, both legally and ethically. JD didn't back off from his legal and ethical responsibility ever. That's why people always knew, if they faced difficult circumstances within the Montgomery County government, as employees or citizens, they could always turn to JD for the straight path to right versus wrong. That's a pretty amazing legacy for anyone to leave as his career. All of us should feel fortunate we lived in Montgomery County during the tenure of JD Lambright as Montgomery County Attorney. He was also a great friend too!

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