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Jerold L. 'Jerry' Lamb

1/21/2014

Jerold L. "Jerry" Lamb, 65, Johnson, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

He was born May 26, 1947, in Topeka to Charles "Mike" and Martha Ruth (Wilson) Lamb. He grew up in the Lawrence area and attended school at Tonganoxie.

He married June Davis. He later married Gayle (Trainer) Prine on Oct. 11, 1979, in Dodge City. He was a fire captain at Ford County Fire and EMS until 1981, when he began work as a contract mail carrier with a route from Dodge City to Kansas City. He moved to Florissant, Colo., in 1996 and was owner and operator of Jerry's Excavating Inc. He later was employed by Ames Construction. He most recently was employed by Southwest Commodities, Garden City.

He was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Dodge City, and attended Lake George Bible Church, Lake George, Colo., and Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church, Johnson. He was a member of the Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry, and led Bible study groups wherever his employment took him. He was involved in jail ministry to inmates in Dodge City, Stanton County and Teller County, Colorado.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a perpetual tinkerer and enjoyed woodworking, anything with wheels, antique tractor pulls, black-powder shooting, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie Lamb and wife, Jamie, Des Moines, Iowa, Paul Lamb and wife, Missy, Tonganoxie, and Toby Prine and wife, Jenny, Hays; three daughters, Heather Waldron and husband, Kent, and Shelley Walton and husband, Jason, all of Johnson, and Nikki Esquibel and husband, Charlie, Dodge City; three brothers, Don Lamb and wife, Rosemary, Florissant, Colo., Lauren Lamb, Alvin, Texas, and Dan Lamb and wife, Cynthia, Littleton, Colo.; his sister-in-law, Ginny Lamb, Bolivar, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, Jessica (Lamb) Van Hemert and husband, John, Codie Lamb, Makenzie Droste, Jacob Walton, Taylor Bailes, Lauren Esquibel, Emily Prine, Logan Esquibel, Aidan Waldron, Andrew Prine, Alec Walton, Hallie Waldron, Gracie Walton and Landry Waldron; a great-grandson, Gabriel Van Hemert; and a new great-grandson expected Jan. 27.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle Lamb and Charles "Chuck" Lamb; his sister-in-law, Peggy Lamb; his brother-in-law, Doug Thorson; and two nephews, Curtis Lamb and D.J. Lamb.

Services were Tuesday at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church, Johnson; graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Memorials are suggested to Noah's Ark Preschool in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.