OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" G. Lambert

June 6, 1947November 30, 2018
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Lambert, Thomas G. “Tom” 71 passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, November 30, 2018 at his home in Andover. Tom was born on June 6, 1947 in Chico, California with his identical twin and best friend, Ron Lambert, the sons of Robert and Lois (Brinson) Lambert. Tom and Sherrilyn Lambert were united in marriage on September 27, 1997 in Florence, Kansas. Tom’s hero was his father; a career Air Force combat pilot who served, flying over one hundred missions in a P-47 during WWII and later piloting an F-105 in southeast Asia, shot down in North Vietnam over the Gulf of Tonkin and successfully rescued from the sea. Tom followed in his father’s footsteps, enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served initially at the Global Weather Central at Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska and later, as a weather observer, in the Southeast Asia Weather Central. Tom spent forty-one years in banking, primarily in lending, at Eastside National Bank, Citadel Bank and Trust, and Bank 4, all in Wichita, Kansas as well as Arkansas Valley State Bank and Intrust Bank in Valley Center. Later, Tom joined Chisholm Trail State Bank, retiring as Vice President in 2012. Tom was an avid outdoorsman who loved bowhunting, fishing, boating and water sports with his children. Tom had a great love for music and the ability to name the artist and year in which countless songs were released. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife; Sherrilyn, children; Christine Rader, Stacy (Christopher) Walker, Dana Wheeler, Darren (Amanda) Wheeler, twin brother; Ron (Kay) Lambert, sister; Lynn Hawkins, brother; Todd (Christine) Lambert. Papa Tom’s grandchildren include; Alexis Lambert, Avery and Austin Walker, Lindsay (Jake) Litwinski, Laci (Dane Bryan) Heatwole, Jonathan Wheeler, Madison, Hannah, and Rylee Wheeler, seven great-grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews, and Deborah Lambert, mother of Christine and Stacy. Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 7, 2018 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th St. N., Wichita. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita. Visit www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com to read full obituary.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife; Sherrilyn, children; Christine Rader, Stacy (Christopher) Walker, Dana Wheeler, Darren (Amanda) Wheeler, twin brother; Ron (Kay) Lambert, sister; Lynn Hawkins, brother; Todd (Christine) Lambert. Papa Tom’s grandchildren include; Alexis Lambert, Avery and Austin Walker, Lindsay (Jake) Litwinski, Laci (Dane Bryan) Heatwole, Jonathan Wheeler, Madison, Hannah, and Rylee Wheeler, seven great-grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews, and Deborah Lambert, mother of Christine and Stacy.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darren Wheeler, Honorary
  • Todd Lambert, Honorary
  • Ron Lambert, Honorary
  • Brad Edwards, Honorary
  • Terry Tracy, Honorary
  • Nick Campbell, Honorary
  • Ron Campbell, Honorary
  • Christopher Walker, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas "Tom" G. Lambert

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Barbara Turner

December 5, 2018

When I first heard of Tom's diagnosis, I wrote to tell him how blessed I felt that our families had crossed paths so long ago. The two families had so many levels of relationships and I have many good memories. I had the privilege of knowing the parents of this family. Tom (and how can I say Tom without Ron) was a good guy friend, and Lynn has been a special friend since high school. I'm sure there are so many people out there that feel the same way. To Sherrilyn, Chris, Stacy, Ron, Lynn, Todd and so many more who I haven't met yet, I wish you peace and comfort knowing what a wonderful man you shared your lives with.

Judith Nelson

December 5, 2018

Tom was my boyfriend's and my friend's brother. He gave me a hard time about almost everything...and was a most caring friend all at the same time. I haven't seen him for years but am often reminded of him. He's a good man and will be missed. My love and care to you all, Judith

Judy Logue

December 2, 2018

Sherrilyn ,Ron, Kay, Lynn, Todd, Christine and family. The memories you have of Tom, what a kind, funny, hard working, honest man he was will never fade. Pain will lessen and you will be able to smile because you know he’s sitting with Lois and Bob and basking in their love.

Soak up the love all of your friends will surround you with in the days and weeks to come. Lean on them and each other.

I am sorry for your loss.

Judy Logue

Harry Simpson

December 2, 2018

Rest Thomas, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

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