Robert E. “Bob” Lamb, 70, of rural Parsons died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health the past several years.
He was born April 6, 1940, on a farm near Parsons to Edwin and Eva (Chrisman) Lamb. He grew up there and attended Labette County Community High School, graduating in 1957.
For 41 years he was employed by the Neosho County Highway Department, retiring in 1999 as road and bridge foreman. He also farmed and raised cattle. He enjoyed taking care of his farm and spending time with his family.
On Aug. 16, 1958, he married Carolyn Duling at Independence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Steven Lamb and Ronald Lamb and his wife, Kim, all of Parsons; two daughters, Cheryl Cranor and her husband, Steven, of Chetopa and Charlotte Lamb of Parsons; six grandchildren, Levi Cranor and his wife, Crystel, Dustin Cranor, Lyndsey Cranor, Jene Haas and her husband, Jarrod, Brice Lamb and Jacob Lamb; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Shomaker, Elijah Cranor, Kortland Lamb, Karson Lamb and Mason Haas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Letha Franklin; a niece, Sharon Burlingame; and his twin daughters, Janie and Janet Lamb.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.