OBITUARY

Carl Ellsworth Lambert

November 20, 1928January 12, 2021
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Retired US Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant, Carl E. "Pop" Lambert, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his Culpeper home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Pop was a decorated veteran who served in the Korean War and spent 21 years in the Marine Corps, retiring in 1969.

Carl was born on November 20, 1928 in Rowlesburg, WV to his parents Michael & Georgia Lambert. When he was just 18, Pop decided to join the Marines. He went on to serve in Korea, including the infamous Chosin Reservoir. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Johnson, in 1950, one day before deploying to Korea. A year later after returning from Korea, he served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, then onto Harrisburg, PA, Parris Island, SC, Camp Lejeune, NC, and Marine Corps HQ at the Pentagon.

Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps, Carl and Elizabeth chose to settle in Manassas with their growing family of two sons, David and John, and one daughter, Valerie.

After moving to Manassas, Pop started working for the Prince William County School system. He worked for Prince William County for 20 years, until retiring again in 1990, then going on to start several handyman business ventures in the community.

When he was not working, Pop had a passion for softball. He was a co-founder of the church softball leagues in Manassas and Culpeper. He also served with the Culpeper Auxiliary Regional Hospital. Most of all, he absolutely LOVED spending time with his family, who meant the world to him.

Pop was a committed Christian, and long-time active member at the Culpeper United Methodist Church. We rejoice in knowing that he is celebrating his homecoming with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and that he is in full health and vitality. We look forward to the day when the family reunites with him once again!

Pop was preceded in death by his parents, Michael & Georgia Lambert, brother, Charles and sisters, Marion and Bonnie, granddaughter, Lily Lambert and grandson, Joseph Lambert.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Lambert, three children and spouses, David & Liz Lambert, Valerie & Mike Webb, and John & Sharon Lambert, 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and many other extended family members.

The family requests that any flowers be sent to Clore-English Funeral Home. There will be a funeral service held at 12:00 PM, Thursday, 1/21/2021 at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701 with viewing available from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Carl will be interred at Culpeper National Cemetery with full honors by the US Marine Corps at 2PM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all guests are required to utilize face masks. Please join livestream at 12:00 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/CloreEnglish/.

Condolences and memories of Carl may be offered to the Lambert family by visiting clore-english.com. The Lambert family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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  • Interment Following Funeral Services

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Jithendra Manne

January 24, 2021

Carl is a great gentlemen . He is a great human being a loving husband and a very good friend . Known for years . May your soul Rest In Peace ! Prayers to family .

Mary Alice Hoffman

January 18, 2021

Lambert Family: We were so sorry to hear of Carl's death. He will be remembered by many in our community and church family. He was Sunday School teacher to each of our children. May God bless and let cherish your memories of the life Carl lived. Blessings to your family and we will keep you in our prayers.
Jack & Mary Alice Hoffman

Bernie and Vivian `Fleming

January 17, 2021

Elizabeth and family,
Vivian and I are saddened to learn of Carl's passing. He was a true friend and patriot . He will be truly missed. May God enfold you in his arms and provide the comfort and love that only he can.

Bernie and Vivian Fleming

Mark Frazier

January 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a wonderful friend and inspiring leader at church. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

John and Claire Kilby

January 15, 2021

Sorry to hear of Carl’s death. He was a wonderful Christian man. Prayers to the family.

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