OBITUARY

Keith Owen Lamb

July 17, 1952April 4, 2018
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Keith Owen Lamb, 65, left this world unexpectedly to enter the gates of heaven on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born July 17, 1952 in Evansville to Ed and Shirley (Morgan) Lamb.

He was employed at the Evansville State Hospital for 26 years. “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Keith enjoyed his job tremendously. Sports and coaching occupied the majority of his time, but what he loved most was spending time with friends and family. Keith enjoyed vacations with his “honey” to Panama Beach, FL. He was a dedicated husband, father, son, “POPPY” to his grandchildren and friend. There was never a dull moment with him and he was always the life of the party.

Keith was preceded in death by Betty and Carl Cates, Chuck Cates, and best friend, Bill Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, soulmate, and “Baby Girl” of 46 years, Sue (Cates) Lamb; children, Braxton Lamb, Kol Lamb and Bambi Tilton; his parents, Shirley Lamb, Ed Lamb and Larry “Bro” McBride; sister, Deborah Heckaman (Jim); grandchildren, Khy-Lee Grubel, Dru Gray, John David and Keith Tilton.

A Funeral Service was held 11:00AM, Monday, April 9, 2018 at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street, officiated by Pastor Glen Flowers. Friends visited 1:00PM to 6:00PM, Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Monday from 9:30AM to service time at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue (Cates) Lamb, Wife, soulmate, and "Baby Girl" of 46 years,
  • Braxton Lamb, Child
  • Kol Lamb, Child
  • Bambi Tilton, Child
  • Shirley Lamb, His Parent
  • Ed Lamb, His Parent
  • Larry "Bro" McBride, His Parent
  • Deborah Heckaman (Jim), Sister
  • Khy Lee Grubel, Grandchild
  • Dru Gray, Grandchild
  • John David, Grandchild
  • Keith Tilton, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Jennifer Orr

April 15, 2018

I met keith when his son kol and i was dating. I was so nervous about going to meet him and sue. But once i got there and walked in the door it all just went away. I felt like i was at home. Keith and Sue and them crazy little dogs are just the most laid back people ive seen in a long time. We had dinner together.
Told some jokes and laughed . it was really great. He will be missed for sure. God gained a good man.

Cathy Wilson

April 12, 2018

Sue and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. I am praying for you and the family.
Cathy (Word) Wilson

Jeff Stocker

April 11, 2018

Keith and I played softball summer of 1973, we had so much fun. I remember someone bet him to shave his head ( great head of hair) and he did! We had so much fun that summer, shortly after the season was over we moved out of town. It was fun and he will be missed. Sympathy to Sue and the family. Jeff and Nancy Stocker

Kevin Zelusky

April 9, 2018


I met Keith, Sue and her sister at Panama City Beach at the Summit Pool.
We hit it off immediately. Can honestly say hanging out with them made that week one of the best stays at the beach. Keith and Sue were the perfect couple and I never laughed so much in my life.
We have lost a good man far too soon. My heart is heavy, and I am truly saddened.

Larry Combs

April 9, 2018

I met Keith at the beach in Panama City Fl. - random meeting and after talking and mostly laughing for 10 minutes I immediately liked Keith and Sue and Sue's sister.. all great people.
I talked with them for a week and laughed and a nicer, kinder man I have never met in my lifetime. I am saddened with this.
He did love his job - he told me all about it. I know I was blessed to meet this family.

I am sad today!

Chris & Teresa Ellington

April 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss! I remember Keith's sense of humor & watching football games together... We are praying for you guys!

Keith lee Sullivan

April 9, 2018

I worked at E S H. for 34 years and knew and worked with Keith. There was never a dull moment with Keith he always kept you laughing . he was so much fun. We will miss him very much . Sue and the family you have our deepest sympathy. Keith and Tammy Sullivan

Kathy Griffith

April 9, 2018

Keith was one of a kind that you knew loved life and his family. I have worked with him for many years and it will certainly be different without his presence. Till we meet again fly high my friend.

David O’Leary

April 8, 2018

Sue and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family.
David, Laura, Nick
Philly Grill

Andrew Lancaster

April 8, 2018

Got to know Keith last year working with him personally when maintenance needed some help around the grounds. It was a true pleasure. We laughed, talked about family and life. In just a few days I made a new friend. He always went out of his way to say hi and ask how I was doing. A truly wonderful man. My heart aches for your family. You all are in my prayers. May our Heavenly Father provide peace in this difficult time.

Biography

Keith Owen Lamb, 65, left this world unexpectedly to enter the gates of heaven on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born July 17, 1952 in Evansville to Ed and Shirley (Morgan) Lamb.

He was employed at the Evansville State Hospital for 26 years. “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Keith enjoyed his job tremendously. Sports and coaching occupied the majority of his time, but what he loved most was spending time with friends and family. Keith enjoyed vacations with his “honey” to Panama Beach, FL. He was a dedicated husband, father, son, “POPPY” to his grandchildren and friend. There was never a dull moment with him and he was always the life of the party.

Keith was preceded in death by Betty and Carl Cates, Chuck Cates, and best friend, Bill Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, soulmate, and “Baby Girl” of 46 years, Sue (Cates) Lamb; children, Braxton Lamb, Kol Lamb and Bambi Tilton; his parents, Shirley Lamb, Ed Lamb and Larry “Bro” McBride; sister, Deborah Heckaman (Jim); grandchildren, Khy-Lee Grubel, Dru Gray, John David and Keith Tilton.

A Funeral Service will be 11:00AM, Monday, April 9, 2018 at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street, officiated by Pastor Glen Flowers. Friends may visit 1:00PM to 6:00PM, Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Monday from 9:30AM to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Braxton Lamb College Fund, which can be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.