Funeral services for Harold Ory “Hal” Lamb, 82, of Palestine will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home with Chaplain Clayton Alsobrook officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.
Hal passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
He was born Nov. 14, 1931,in Goodland, Kan. to Helen and Clarence Lamb. He was the youngest son of seven children including three brothers Ray Lamb, Bill Lamb, and Gale Lamb; and three sisters Lemoine Rackley, Mary Ellen Stewart and Charlotte Gray.
Hal enlisted into the military at age 17 where he served 20 years and retired May 31, 1971, as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a Korean War veteran. He was a photographer during his time in the military. He was stationed at numerous military bases. Some of his notable photos include photos of John F. Kennedy, President De Gaulle of France, and first tests of monkey’s used for the NASA Space Program. Hal was part of NATO while stationed in France.
He was a professor of photography at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. He began a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1984 and retired from that agency. Some of his favorite interests were fishing trips with his family, making beautiful wood work, and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Hal’s most favorite past time was playing Bingo with his wife and daughter.
Hal married the love of his life, Bobbie Ray McKeefer, on June 14, 1956. They had six children together.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings; son, Ronnie Lamb, on June 23, 2011; and daughter-in-law, Robbin Lamb, on May 3, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Lamb; children, Deborah K. Lamb Wilson, Gloria M. Warner, Harold R. Lamb, Steven E. Lamb, and Donna J. Lamb Easley; and a sister, Charlotte Gray. He was also blessed with grandchildren, Justin Bruner, Bobbie K. Tschudy, Amber Lamb, Shane Lamb, Glenna Graham, Phillip Mills, Chelcie Lamb, Amber Lamb, Guy Lamb, Lance Lamb, Steven Jack Lamb, Courtney Lamb and Steven M. Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Addison, Landry, Lexi, Daniel, Jose, Lokie, Savannah, Van and Wyatt.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, prior to the funeral service at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
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