He was born January 20, 1922 in Frakes, to the late the Rev. Jason Lambdin and Maggie Fuson Lambdin. A veteran, he served in the Army during WWII in the 321st Infantry. He was a member of the Lower Laurel Fork Baptist Church, and was retired from the Middlesboro Tanning Company. He married Ethel Wilson Lambdin on Oct. 5, 1946, and to this union 12 children were born.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Wilson Lambdin; brother, Albert Lambdin, two sisters, Edna Lambdin and Grace Lambdin.
Survivors include his brother, Kelly Lambdin, Jellico, Tenn.; two sisters, Mae Rose, Williamsburg, Ky., and Myrtle Lambdin, Toledo, Ohio; six sons, William (Barbara) Lambdin, Middlesboro, Kenneth (Rita) Lambdin, Frakes, Stanley (Geraldine) Lambdin, Middlesboro, the Rev. Bernley (Margie) Lambdin, Frakes, Mitchell (Rhonda) Lambdin, Frakes, and Leon (Stephanie) Lambdin, Friendsville, Tenn.; six daughters, Marie (Phillip) Jackson, Frakes, Jenny (Dennis) Miracle, Pineville, Patricia (Michael) Partin, Pineville, Mary (Mike) Partin, Pineville, Vickie (Eddie) Hurst, Pineville, and Tammy (Kent) Paul, Williamsburg, Ky.; 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; longtime friend, the Rev. Clarence Teague; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Rose and the Rev. Horace Partin presiding. Music will be by the Partin Family and Joyce Maiden.
Interment will be in the Wilson Family Cemetery at Frakes with American Legion Dewey Guy Post performing military honors. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, which is in charge of all arrangements.