Wednesday, March 6, 2013 —
Dillon Wade Lambert, 80, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, in CMC-Northeast, Concord, N.C.
His funeral was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Carpenter officiating and burial followed in Stanly Gardens of Memory.
The family received friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Born March 29, 1932, in Stanly County, he was the son of the late Wade F. Lambert and Lillian Aldridge Lambert Burris and was a graduate of Albemarle High School and Winston-Salem Barber College.
He was the owner and founder of City Barber Shop in Albemarle. Mr. Lambert was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and served aboard the USS Hollis.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel Plyler Lambert of the home. Other survivors include son, Blair Wade Lambert and wife Melinda of Albemarle; daughter, Amy Lambert Owens and husband Donnie of Stoneville, N.C.; sister, Jewel Parker and husband Ted of Oakboro; five grandchildren, Erica Owens and fiancé Adam Phillips, Staci Lambert Davis and husband Bobby, Megan Owens, Katie Lambert Harwood and Joe and Hailey Speight; two great-grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Owens and Parker Wade Davis; sisters-in-law, Louise Bates and Hazel Ridenhour; brother-in-law, Elworth Plyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Dillon Lambert and a sister, Ardath Lowder.
Dillon was married to his high school sweetheart, Jewel, for 61 years. Together they established and nourished a successful business and touched the lives of many people in the community.
Dillon was an award winning Master Barber for 57 years and continued until the time of his passing. He was a wise, generous, selfless, Christian man, who loved his family, his church, cartoons, cars and helping others.
The family requests that memorials be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 1255, Albemarle, NC 28002.
Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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