OBITUARY

James Edward Lamb

August 30, 1947April 23, 2021

James Edward Lamb passed away suddenly at home surrounded by family, Friday April 23rd, 2021 at the age of 73. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart Karen (Reade), with whom he was married to for 53 years. Together they raised six daughters, Tammy (Ken Vincent), Jenny (Mike Schantz), Bonnie (Matthew Purdy), Angie (Jack Brown), Jackie (Colin Krasny), and Karen (Corey Pennington). He had eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild, Ashley, Michael, Kyle, Casey, Tyler (Ryan), Mya, Mason, Samantha, Katelyn, Ali, and Gavin. His siblings, Sue, Tim (Denise), Barb (Larry), and Linda (Randy). He was preceded in death by his biological parents; Jack and Barbara Lamb (Merrihew), as well as his stepfather Jim and his brother Jack.

Jim was born on August 30th, 1947 in Redford, MI. He moved to Dexter as a child where he attended Dexter Schools. Following high school he joined the Army in 1966. He married Karen on May 18th, 1968 and they lived in Dexter where they raised their six girls.

Jim was a skilled brick mason who built his business J.L. Masonry, while mentoring future brick masons. Jim was a family man who enjoyed boating, picnics at the point, golfing, and camping. He loved life, his family, and his country. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him could tell you how selfless and kind he was. His big heart, bright blue eyes, and warm smile are unforgettable.

There will be a burial service held promptly at 11am on Tuesday April 27th at Forest Lawn Cemetery; 8095 Grand St, Dexter MI. Following the service there will be a luncheon held at the American Legion; 8225 Dexter-Chelsea Rd.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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  • Luncheon

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Memories

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Michael Courtney

April 27, 2021

May you enjoy your new life with Aunt Barb, Uncle Jack, Uncle Jim, brother Jackie, the aunts & uncles & all of the loved ones who are already there. I will always remember you as a good person just as all of these people have written here. Jimmy touched a lot of lives. He tried to help my brother with good advice when my brother was having some health issues. Very selfless and loving person Jim was. To all of the Lamb family and to all of Jimmy's friends and loved ones, I am very sorry for your loss. May James Edward Lamb rest in peace. God bless.

Jackie Krasny (Lamb)

April 27, 2021

I miss you already dad. You were one of a kind, And I feel blessed to have been able to you call you dad.
You were always there for me, and I’ll never forget your selflessness throughout all the years. I want you to know that I will do everything I can to take good care of mom.
Until we meet again dad, Rest In Peace.

Bonnei Lamb

April 26, 2021

I will miss you everyday, and will cherish the memories we made. You were the best father to us girls, and the best husband to mom. Love you always and forever

Bonnei Lamb

April 26, 2021

I will cherish all of our memories, and miss you everyday. Thanks for being the best father to us girls, and the best husband to mom. Love you always and forever🥰

William white

April 26, 2021

Very good friend you will be missed jimmy

Douglas Crawford

April 24, 2021

Deepest Condolences to you Karen , and Family .
I have fond memories of working with Jimmy on the School House
( your future home and working on mine), and the time we went down to Sea World together, and to Frankenmuth, and up north to the Platt River Cabins.

Charlotte Patrick

April 24, 2021

So sad he was to young he did my foundation with Delbert and me and mark Schefer had some good laughs .Great man who loved his family he really will be missed .I am so sorry Karen and to his children and grandkids. May Jim rest in peace

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY