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Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb

Passed Away on October 5, 2015


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Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb, 82, peacefully passed away on October 5th, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Lamb, a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant, was born on August 12th, 1933 in Marion, North Carolina to George Winfield Lamb and Emma Lou Tilley. He was a beloved father and husband; an amazing soul who was loved by so many friends, family, and neighbors. He had a charitable heart that loved to help others and had a great sense of humor.

After graduating high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served for 30 years. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, and was the recipient of the following awards: Presidential Unit Citation, AF Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 3 Bronze Loops, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, AF Longevity Service Award with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Stars, Small Arms Expert Markmanship Ribbon, AF Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, & Meritorious Service Medal.

Following his Air Force career, he continued working on military projects with Garrett Turbine Engines, Lockheed Martin, Northrop, and the Boeing AWACS project with the Royal Saudi Air Force in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before officially retiring in 1990.

Clarence is survived by his beloved wife Gloria Lamb, his son Robert, his daughters Tonja, Tabetha, Anna, and Cathy, his sisters Ruth, Anne, Ruby, and Virginia, his grandchildren Craig and Matthew, and his great-granddaughter Caiya.

The memorial service and burial will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery at 7900 East Main Street in Mesa, Arizona on October 16th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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  1. Catt Grimsley says:

    Love and miss you so much, daddy!

  2. Vicky says:

    RIP DADDYCAKES♡ ???

  3. John Grimsley says:

    Bob, You will be truly missed by everyone you have touched here on Earth. Your awesome willingness to help your fellow man, and your generosity, are only a few of the many things I and others will miss. You have made a difference in many people’s lives and we will not forget … Until we see you again Bobby, Rest in Peace.

  4. Catt Grimsley says:

    Not a moment goes by that I don’t think about you, dad. This is so hard for me because I miss you so so so much. I know you’ve got plenty of friends and family up there in Heaven, and I can’t wait to see you again. You are an amazing soul and the best earth dad that the Lord could have ever given me, and I’m proud to call you my father. Love you always, daddy 🙂

  5. Julie Abidi says:

    I have so many great memories of you from my childhood and beyond. I remember you teaching Cathy and I discipline and responsibility and making us laugh with your fun sense of humor. What an awesome father and role model you were to your kids and to me as well. You always referred to me as “smiley” and that always made me smile even more. You will be greatly missed, we love you Papa Lamb…

  6. Donna Porter says:

    Uncle Bob you are so loved and so missed but I know we will see you again in heaven.
    I remember you taking me to high school (yes after I totaled my Moms car that just so happened to have your suit for Tabetha’s graduation in it… oops) and I remember our talk 🙂
    You talked to me like a Father, and I always knew I could talk to you when I needed a man’s advice on something…. I’ve missed you a long time now and I never did thank you for that little talk, but I’ve always treasured it.
    I’m smiling because I remember finding your briefcase on the road many years ago and the reward you gave me 🙂
    I love you Uncle Bob, miles never stopped that.

  7. Ruth Porter says:

    Bob you have left your sisters missing you badly.
    Thank you for coming to North Carolina and visiting as
    often as you did over the years.
    You were the greatest big brother I could have ever wish for.
    See you in paradise.
    Love, Ruth

  8. Al Pack says:

    My deepest sympathies

  9. Julie Shytle and Ryan Whitley says:

    I remember when I was younger and I always used to see you and Nana Ruth’s house. We’ll both miss you and we love you. We’ll see you before you know it. <3

  10. Catt Grimsley says:

    I absolutely love your comment, Jewels! This made my heart rejoice as I remembered him calling you “Smiley” (((happy tears)))) …

  11. Catt Grimsley says:

    This is beautiful, babe, thank you for posting this! Love you xoxoxox

  12. Catt Grimsley says:

    ((((happy tears)))) Love this, cousin Donna … God bless you

  13. Catt Grimsley says:

    This is beautiful and absolutely brought tears to my eyes to read it. Love you Aunt Ruth and can’t wait to see him again

  14. Catt Grimsley says:

    (((Hugs))) thank you

  15. Catt Grimsley says:

    Bless your precious little hearts (((hugs)))

  16. Catt Grimsley says:

    Rest in Paradise, my beloved father <3

  17. Ann Deputy says:

    To my brother Bob I love you very much and will miss you. I’m so thankful for our family visits when you would come back to NC and all the good times we had over the years. I’m so proud of your air force career. I will see you in heaven someday. God bless. Love, your sister Ann.

  18. Catt Grimsley says:

    Beautiful comments, Aunt Ann. God bless your precious heart (((Hugs)))

  19. David Snyder says:

    Uncle Bob Thank you for being the best uncle ever! I remember you coming into town to visit your family most of all. My mother (Wilma) was always excited to see her big brother who she was so proud of and we were excited to be able to run around and act silly with our cousins. Thank you for your advice to Zachary, You told him that the only thing that would stop him from being successful was himself. He respects you greatly for the time you spent talking to him and just loved your Air Force uniform and all your stories. We miss and love you and I know that We will see you again so please give my mother and father a big hug and kiss for me. Love Your nephew David

  20. Dena Ansari says:

    Uncle Bob I remember you to be an honorable man. I know you will be so missed but I know you are healed and in a better place. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family. In loving memory….Dena

  21. Catt Grimsley says:

    Beautiful comments, David, thank you (((Hugs))

  22. Catt Grimsley says:

    Thank you sweetie (((Hugs)))

  23. Eric Buchanan and Cindy Weirback says:

    Robbie, Tonya, and Tabitha sorry to hear about your father. Know that we as your cousins are thinking of you and feel real bad. We are always thinking of you and praying that there will be peace in the family knowing that your father has gone on to a better place. We love and miss you, Eric and Cindy.

  24. Catt Grimsley says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you, Dad … I really can’t wait to see you again, and I want you to know that I love you so much and will never forget about you 🙂 (((Hugs)))

  25. Tonja says:

    Thank you for you warm thoughts
    Love, Tabetha, Robert & Tonja

  26. Catt Grimsley says:

    Still think of you every day, Dad. Can’t wait to see you again one day 🙂 Love you so so so so much!

  27. Anna Louise says:

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Dad has visited me in several dreams. Every time he is well and happy and youthful in appearance. Thank you to everyone who came to the beautiful service and to my family for handling all important matters and for being there physically and mentally when I wasn’t able to. I am still overly emotional about everything and sometimes I still break down when a reminder or a trigger appears out of nowhere. I know Dad is more than ok and I know I should be also, especially with my belief system. My dad is amazing, Im blessed to have his love and his DNA. I am thankful for my not perfect family that no matter what happens, we still love each other and are there for one another. Thank you Mom. I appreciate you. You and Dad dealt with so much, you two are awesome. I am glad you are my parents. Cathy and Dan, you guys are the best and it makes me happy to see two people who truly love one another and share that energy with those around you. I am so proud of you Cathy. Thank you for everything. I know that God knows what He’s doing and I trust in Him and know everything is perfect at all times, regardless/even if it doesn’t feel like it. I still haven’t found all the words to correctly say the right tribute to my dad, there are no words that can express the emotions that run deep in my heart and through my soul. I love and miss you Dad, visit me any time you want. Hugs and bigger hugs and kisses (((xoxxox)))

  28. Anna Louise says:

    I love you dad. I miss you so much. I still, even right now, get emotionally overwhelmed when I think about everything. Hopefully next lifetime I will do better for both of us. Thank you Lord for my family and friends. I am truly blessed. Thank you for this human experience, even though it can be quite painful, the awesomeness more than makes up for it. Hugs OXOOXO and kisses XOXXOX

  29. Cathy Grimsley says:

    Just thinking of you like I often do dad! I always tell God to tell you hello and give you a hug for me when I do my bedtime prayers every night. Cannot wait to see you in eternity! Love, your little squirrel!

  30. Catt Grimsley says:

    Miss and love you so much dad!

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Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb

Passed Away on October 5, 2015


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Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb Obituary

Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb, 82, peacefully passed away on October 5th, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Lamb, a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant, was born on August 12th, 1933 in Marion, North Carolina to George Winfield Lamb and Emma Lou Tilley. He was a beloved father and husband; an amazing soul who was loved by so many friends, family, and neighbors. He had a charitable heart that loved to help others and had a great sense of humor.

After graduating high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served for 30 years. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, and was the recipient of the following awards: Presidential Unit Citation, AF Good Conduct Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 3 Bronze Loops, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, AF Longevity Service Award with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Stars, Small Arms Expert Markmanship Ribbon, AF Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, & Meritorious Service Medal.

Following his Air Force career, he continued working on military projects with Garrett Turbine Engines, Lockheed Martin, Northrop, and the Boeing AWACS project with the Royal Saudi Air Force in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before officially retiring in 1990.

Clarence is survived by his beloved wife Gloria Lamb, his son Robert, his daughters Tonja, Tabetha, Anna, and Cathy, his sisters Ruth, Anne, Ruby, and Virginia, his grandchildren Craig and Matthew, and his great-granddaughter Caiya.

The memorial service and burial will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery at 7900 East Main Street in Mesa, Arizona on October 16th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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30 responses to “Clarence “Bob” Winfield Lamb”

  1. Catt Grimsley says:

    Love and miss you so much, daddy!

  2. Vicky says:

    RIP DADDYCAKES♡ ???

  3. John Grimsley says:

    Bob, You will be truly missed by everyone you have touched here on Earth. Your awesome willingness to help your fellow man, and your generosity, are only a few of the many things I and others will miss. You have made a difference in many people’s lives and we will not forget … Until we see you again Bobby, Rest in Peace.

  4. Catt Grimsley says:

    Not a moment goes by that I don’t think about you, dad. This is so hard for me because I miss you so so so much. I know you’ve got plenty of friends and family up there in Heaven, and I can’t wait to see you again. You are an amazing soul and the best earth dad that the Lord could have ever given me, and I’m proud to call you my father. Love you always, daddy 🙂

  5. Julie Abidi says:

    I have so many great memories of you from my childhood and beyond. I remember you teaching Cathy and I discipline and responsibility and making us laugh with your fun sense of humor. What an awesome father and role model you were to your kids and to me as well. You always referred to me as “smiley” and that always made me smile even more. You will be greatly missed, we love you Papa Lamb…

  6. Donna Porter says:

    Uncle Bob you are so loved and so missed but I know we will see you again in heaven.
    I remember you taking me to high school (yes after I totaled my Moms car that just so happened to have your suit for Tabetha’s graduation in it… oops) and I remember our talk 🙂
    You talked to me like a Father, and I always knew I could talk to you when I needed a man’s advice on something…. I’ve missed you a long time now and I never did thank you for that little talk, but I’ve always treasured it.
    I’m smiling because I remember finding your briefcase on the road many years ago and the reward you gave me 🙂
    I love you Uncle Bob, miles never stopped that.

  7. Ruth Porter says:

    Bob you have left your sisters missing you badly.
    Thank you for coming to North Carolina and visiting as
    often as you did over the years.
    You were the greatest big brother I could have ever wish for.
    See you in paradise.
    Love, Ruth

  8. Al Pack says:

    My deepest sympathies

  9. Julie Shytle and Ryan Whitley says:

    I remember when I was younger and I always used to see you and Nana Ruth’s house. We’ll both miss you and we love you. We’ll see you before you know it. <3

  10. Catt Grimsley says:

    I absolutely love your comment, Jewels! This made my heart rejoice as I remembered him calling you “Smiley” (((happy tears)))) …

  11. Catt Grimsley says:

    This is beautiful, babe, thank you for posting this! Love you xoxoxox

  12. Catt Grimsley says:

    ((((happy tears)))) Love this, cousin Donna … God bless you

  13. Catt Grimsley says:

    This is beautiful and absolutely brought tears to my eyes to read it. Love you Aunt Ruth and can’t wait to see him again

  14. Catt Grimsley says:

    (((Hugs))) thank you

  15. Catt Grimsley says:

    Bless your precious little hearts (((hugs)))

  16. Catt Grimsley says:

    Rest in Paradise, my beloved father <3

  17. Ann Deputy says:

    To my brother Bob I love you very much and will miss you. I’m so thankful for our family visits when you would come back to NC and all the good times we had over the years. I’m so proud of your air force career. I will see you in heaven someday. God bless. Love, your sister Ann.

  18. Catt Grimsley says:

    Beautiful comments, Aunt Ann. God bless your precious heart (((Hugs)))

  19. David Snyder says:

    Uncle Bob Thank you for being the best uncle ever! I remember you coming into town to visit your family most of all. My mother (Wilma) was always excited to see her big brother who she was so proud of and we were excited to be able to run around and act silly with our cousins. Thank you for your advice to Zachary, You told him that the only thing that would stop him from being successful was himself. He respects you greatly for the time you spent talking to him and just loved your Air Force uniform and all your stories. We miss and love you and I know that We will see you again so please give my mother and father a big hug and kiss for me. Love Your nephew David

  20. Dena Ansari says:

    Uncle Bob I remember you to be an honorable man. I know you will be so missed but I know you are healed and in a better place. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family. In loving memory….Dena

  21. Catt Grimsley says:

    Beautiful comments, David, thank you (((Hugs))

  22. Catt Grimsley says:

    Thank you sweetie (((Hugs)))

  23. Eric Buchanan and Cindy Weirback says:

    Robbie, Tonya, and Tabitha sorry to hear about your father. Know that we as your cousins are thinking of you and feel real bad. We are always thinking of you and praying that there will be peace in the family knowing that your father has gone on to a better place. We love and miss you, Eric and Cindy.

  24. Catt Grimsley says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you, Dad … I really can’t wait to see you again, and I want you to know that I love you so much and will never forget about you 🙂 (((Hugs)))

  25. Tonja says:

    Thank you for you warm thoughts
    Love, Tabetha, Robert & Tonja

  26. Catt Grimsley says:

    Still think of you every day, Dad. Can’t wait to see you again one day 🙂 Love you so so so so much!

  27. Anna Louise says:

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Dad has visited me in several dreams. Every time he is well and happy and youthful in appearance. Thank you to everyone who came to the beautiful service and to my family for handling all important matters and for being there physically and mentally when I wasn’t able to. I am still overly emotional about everything and sometimes I still break down when a reminder or a trigger appears out of nowhere. I know Dad is more than ok and I know I should be also, especially with my belief system. My dad is amazing, Im blessed to have his love and his DNA. I am thankful for my not perfect family that no matter what happens, we still love each other and are there for one another. Thank you Mom. I appreciate you. You and Dad dealt with so much, you two are awesome. I am glad you are my parents. Cathy and Dan, you guys are the best and it makes me happy to see two people who truly love one another and share that energy with those around you. I am so proud of you Cathy. Thank you for everything. I know that God knows what He’s doing and I trust in Him and know everything is perfect at all times, regardless/even if it doesn’t feel like it. I still haven’t found all the words to correctly say the right tribute to my dad, there are no words that can express the emotions that run deep in my heart and through my soul. I love and miss you Dad, visit me any time you want. Hugs and bigger hugs and kisses (((xoxxox)))

  28. Anna Louise says:

    I love you dad. I miss you so much. I still, even right now, get emotionally overwhelmed when I think about everything. Hopefully next lifetime I will do better for both of us. Thank you Lord for my family and friends. I am truly blessed. Thank you for this human experience, even though it can be quite painful, the awesomeness more than makes up for it. Hugs OXOOXO and kisses XOXXOX

  29. Cathy Grimsley says:

    Just thinking of you like I often do dad! I always tell God to tell you hello and give you a hug for me when I do my bedtime prayers every night. Cannot wait to see you in eternity! Love, your little squirrel!

  30. Catt Grimsley says:

    Miss and love you so much dad!

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