Bob Lamb

Published 4:04 pm Thursday, March 5, 2009

Born May 16, 1923 in Detroit, Mich., he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Joyce Huey Lamb, and a sister, Bettie Lamb Fairbanks of Michigan. He was predeceased by his first wife, Delphine Kerr Lamb.

Bob was a veteran of World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and subsequently was detained as a prisoner of war. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among other decorations.

After graduation from Michigan State University, Bob spent his working career as a partner in the firm Schmidt, Lamb & Smith, manufacturing agents to the automotive industry. Foxhunting in Metamora, Michigan was a passionate avocation for many years.

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Bob was a long-time advocate of animal rights and a loyal supporter of the Salvation Army and disabled American veterans.&bsp; After retiring to Tryon, he served on the board of directors of the Foothills Humane Society.

Friends are welcome to drop by the Lamb home between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

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