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Clay Wiley Lambert, 77, of Corbin, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Clay Cunningham Lambert and Jean Caroline Boring Lambert. A brother Harry Eugene Lambert also predeceased him.
Clay served in the U.S. Marine Corps and lived by its motto "Once a Marine, always a Marine." He was a trucker, and he and his wife Christie drove as a team serving the military. Clay loved playing golf, especially when he made a hole-in-one.
He is survived by his wife, Christie Alsip Lambert; three sons: Clay Wiley Lambert Jr. and wife Barbara of Locust Grove, Georgi, Jeffery Lewis Lambert and wife Erin of Maryville, Tennessee, and Timothy Aron Jones and wife Becky of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandchildren: Clay Wiley Lambert III and wife June of Woodstock, Georgia, Daniel Lambert of Woodstock, Georgia, Zane Lambert, Belle Lambert and Kennedy Lambert of Maryville, Tennessee, and Connor Aaron Jones of Cleveland, Tennessee; a great grandson, Ethan Maza Lambert; a sister, Jeanette Peifer of Dana, Illinois; nieces, Janelle Hawk and Page Jany, both of Wisconsin; a nephew, Greg Lambert of Atlanta, Georgia.
Also, he leaves behind Christie's family: Mandy Sharp, Caroline and Roy Johnson, Nadine and Roy Perkins, and Brenda Fox, along with other family and many friends.
Funeral services for Clay Lambert will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery with military honors by the Keavy DAV.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on July 17, 2017
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