Harry Lee Lambert Sr., 72, a resident of Mabie, went to be with the Lord, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, surrounded by his family. He had been in declining health for the past 13 years, and death was attributed to a massive stroke.
He was born Monday, April 28, 1941, at Jones Run, Randolph County, a son of the late Opal Melba Lambert Collins and Paul Summerfield.
He was twice married. First, to Lola Mae Smith Bell, who survives. Second, on Dec. 17, 1977, at Elkins, he was married to the former Naomi Ruth Sponaugle, who survives at Mabie.
Also surviving are three sons, Harry Lee Lambert Jr. and wife, Shelly; and James Eugene Lambert, all of Elkins, and Jonathan Wesley Lambert and wife, Amy, of Mabie; two daughters, Barbara Ann McSpadden and husband, Paul, of Junior and Pamela Jean Currence and husband, Mike, of Elkins; nine grandchildren, Lee, Chris, Thomas, Billy, Charmane, Cody, Nicole, Aiden and Cameron; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Rylan, who were all his pride and joy; four brothers, Danny, Delmas and Robert Summerfield and Roger Collins; and three sisters, Esther Shannon, Eula Smith and Loretta Summerfield.
Preceding him in death were his stepfather, Arch Collins; two brothers, Paul Summerfield Jr., and Riley Lee Summerfield; four sisters, Donna, Leva, and Leta Mae Summerfield and Eloise Collins Miller; and one grandson, Christopher Paul McSpadden.
He attended the schools of Randolph County, had worked for Ricottilli Fencing for 17 years and the West Virginia Division of Highways for 23 years as a grader operator. He was an avid car and truck enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. He attended Elkins First Church of the Nazarene for more than 20 years.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Terry A. Burgess will officiate, and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Harry Lee Lambert Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.