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Lester S. Lambert

Obituary for Lester S. Lambert

November 29, 1921 - July 22, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 97


Lester S. Lambert, 97, of Owensboro, passed away July 22, 2019, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 29, 1921, in Lewisport, to the late Hazel and Ida Lott Lambert. Lester graduated from Lewisport High School in 1940 and furthered his education at Owensboro Business College. He graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in Geology. Lester worked for Pure Oil Company for 5 ½ years in Midland, TX and Madisonville, KY, and retired from Stanaco Oil Company of Owensboro in 1986 after 28 years of service. He was a former member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Kentucky and Indiana Geological Society, and Kentucky Oil and Gas. Lester was a WWII Army Veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was of the Baptist faith, and a member of First Baptist Church. Lester enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, watching UK basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jeanette Hubbard Kennedy and Ruby Maxine Thompson Hamilton; and brothers, Stanley, Paul, and Charles "Bim" Lambert.

Lester is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jeanette Keown Lambert; daughters, Sherry Lambert Leach and Jana Lambert Raber; grandchildren, Scott Leach, Chris Leach, and Jill Raber; great-grandchildren, Jordyn VonHeimburg and Owen Raber; sister, Martha Taylor; and brother, James (Judy) Lambert.

The funeral service will be 10am Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, with Pastor Bob Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens, with full Military Honors. Visitation will be from 5pm until 8pm Thursday evening, and 9am until 10am Friday morning at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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