Alton Ray Lamm, Jr.

February 15, 1932July 7, 2013

Alton “Bill” Ray Lamm, Jr., 81, of New Bern, died July 7, 2013 at home.

Bill served our country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Chara during the Korean War. He was known for his sense of humor and he was also a loving and giving man. His interests included NASCAR, ACC Basketball,the Washington Redskins and watching the history and military channels. He loved yard work and wood working and spending time with his grandsons. Bill retired from Cherry Point Naval Air Station and was currently working part-time at the ABC Store in James City. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nora Rhodes Lamm, his parents, Alton Ray and Ruby Thomas Lamm, one brother, Albert A. Lamm and a sister, Shirley L. Sawyer.

He is survived by his son, Gerald Brent Lamm of New Bern; his daughters, Karen Lamm Nelson and husband Jeff of New Bern; Donna Lamm Faison of Vanceboro; and five grandsons, Gerald Brent Lamm, Jr., Andrew Scott Lamm, Jeffrey Ryan Nelson, Patrick Tyler Nelson and Eric Michael Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2013 at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to DAV P. O. Box 13563, New Bern, NC 28561.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2013

Alton Ray Lamm, Jr.

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John Wetherington

July 12, 2013

I just read this and was shocked. So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Swabie

Jeff Fink

July 11, 2013

Bill was such a great person I remember when him Byrd and B J worked together, they were a riot. I'll miss him a lot.

Billy & brenda Woolard

July 10, 2013

Donna and Karen, Just heard about your father. I am so sorry about Bill, he was a wonderful man. I went to the store where he worked and we would tell each other a joke or two. We would laugh so hard there would be tears in both of our eyes. I will sure miss him but will never forget him.

Billy & Brenda woolard

Raymond and Cherie Daniels

July 10, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Bill was a very special man, friend, and co-worker. He had a special way of always making you laugh. He truly loved his family and will be missed by all.

kaylyn lee

July 9, 2013

I sat two desks away from this man for two years. He made me laugh about something every single day. There are many of us that worked around him that will never forget his great sense of humor. He was one of a kind. I also ended up working with Nora. What a pair. U kids were very lucky to have had those two. They loved u and were very proud of you.

Connie Petrovic

July 9, 2013

I worked with Bill for many years. We use to play pranks on one another. He was a UNC fan and I was State fan. We would bet on certain games. One time I lost a bet for $5. I paid it by putting $5 of dimes in a jar of honey. I can still here him laughing. One thing for sure he loved his family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Debbie Robertson-Dunham

July 9, 2013

Donna and Karen, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you both.