John Franklin Lamb, Sr.

John Franklin Lamb, Sr.

October 13, 1939 – December 8, 2020

Zebulon – John Franklin Lamb, Sr., 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday.  He was born in New Bern, Craven County to the late John Gray & Sadie Hardee Lamb.  He served his country in the NC National Guard  as well as the U. S. Air Force.  He retired from Central Prison where he was a guard.  He loved his Lord and family.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Ray Lamb.

Funeral service 11 am, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.  Burial 10 am, Tuesday, Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery. (MASKS REQUIRED)

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy Matthews Lamb of the home, sons, John Franklin Lamb, Jr. (Karen), Clifton Douglas Lamb (Tammy), Wallace Lee Lamb (Carol), step-sons, James Scott Dunn (Valerie) & Chad Thomas Dunn, 9 grandchildren & his beloved dog, Frankie.

Visitation 6-7:30, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. (MASK REQUIRED)


  • Lee Spitznagel Posted December 12, 2020 7:13 am

    Dear Nancy,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I don’t see you often at HT & we’ve lost touch. May your good memories help you through this sad time, Lee

  • John & Donna Foley Posted December 12, 2020 8:55 am

    You are headed to our Lord, rest in peace and my all of your family have peace as well.

  • Mark & Karen Rodin Posted December 13, 2020 5:41 pm

    Dear Nancy: America has lost a great patriot as well as your best friend. May God bless and keep you and your family. May God cause his face to shine upon you. May God grant you and your family peace. And yes, we remember Munch.

    • Nancy Lamb Posted December 16, 2020 10:28 am

      Mark thank you so very much for coming to Jay’s service. It was so very good to see you, Jay always spoke fondly of you. I hope you and Karen enjoy your new home, Please don’t be a stranger. Thank you for your condolences and prayers.

  • Kay Smith Posted December 14, 2020 6:36 pm

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Carole Hebert Posted December 15, 2020 7:00 pm

    Dear Nancy, Sorry to learn of your loss. I pray for you and your family. Find comfort knowing others care. Ht sco

  • Jim & Marsha Sughrue Posted December 17, 2020 8:51 am

    Nancy, we were deeply saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and during the difficult days ahead.

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