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“I worked with Rodney at the WV state Police and he used to referee with my late husband Paul Romano . Rodney had a great personality always said...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Romano - south charleston, WV

“I always enjoyed being in his company. He always made officiating fun. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jay Hatfield - Madison, WV

“I knew Rodney as a softball umpire for almost as far back as I can remember. I am 37 years old now, and would run into Rodney here and there off of...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Ana Pile (Kessell) - WV

“Brenda,So very sorry to hear about Rodney...a special friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We are in South Carolina, but extend to...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Hunter - Charleston, WV

“So thankful that Rodney & I spoke recently & reminised about our families friendship at Ferndale & Ameagle. He was such a great person. My deepest...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Carol (Wiseman) Thompson - VA

“I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad time. My prayers are with you. Love you ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Mullins - Charleston, WV

“Brenda, it was a privilege to know Rodney C Lambert. Even though I only seen him once a year over the last 10+ years, I know he has made an...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Brady - Scott Depot, WV

“R.I.P my friend and classmate, you will be missed. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Ronnie Holstein - Dorothy

“I am so sorry for you loss . I will always remember Rodney's kindness and warm greetings. I pray for strength for you and your family during this...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Kay Dutton - Charleston, WV

“Rodney watched me grow up in Whitesville WV. I remember seeing him on he greyhound bus every morning and evening as he drove through and the bus...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Carmen Averson -Cooksley - AL

“Sorry for your loss. Rodney was a wonderful person I knew him for a very long time. I taught at Sherman High School and watched him referee many...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Sharron Banks Gillespie - Seth, WV

“So sorry to learn of Rodney's death. I worked at Greyhound's Credit Union in the 80's. Rodney was always a gentleman. To talk with him you would...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Ruby Cravens

“Sorry for the loss. Prayers from neighbors scott fam ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: amy scott - charleston, WV

“Just to say a THANK YOU to my friend Rodney.. our days at Clear Fork High were limited, but as the years passed and our school reunions were held,...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Eugene Daley - Central City, PA

“Sorry 4 your loss I live in Beckley WV he was our driver when I was in the band at Woodrow high school an my dad work with his mother RIP ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Jewell Bradley - Beckley, WV

“With deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with with your family.From Don & Carol Carter ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Don and Carol Carter - london, OH

“Brenda: So sorry to hear about Rodney. He was a very good man and a better friend. I will always have memories of playing baseball at Whitesville...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Harold White - Charleston, WV

“As one travels through life, there are certain people, situations, and times that were hallmarks in helping develop who you are today. As I reflect...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Randy Robinson - Cincinnati, OH

“As a 40 year basketball official I simply want the family to know the memories I have of Rodney are golden and cherished. Rodney Lambert is what...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Perry Estep - Hurricane, WV

“He always greeted me with a smile. Just as great guy to be around. He loved his family and always talked about how proud he was of them when we...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Jim Bailey - Scott Depot, WV

“Rodney and I referred together for many years. Praying for you all during this time. May God be a comforter to u..Jerry Buck ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry Buck - Cross Lanes, WV

“Brenda and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss, may God be with you in your time of grief. Praying for you and your family. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie '' Mims ' Graham - Elyria, OH

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Rodney C. Lambert of Charleston, born May 15, 1942 in Ferndale, WV went to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 5, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe David Lambert and Mary Alice Wooding Lambert, and his brother Joe Frazel Lambert. He received his education from Clear Fork High School in Colecord, WV and attended Highlands University in Rio Grande, N M and WV State College now WV State University.
Rodney has been attending Emmanuel Baptist Church since 1977. He was a faithful member, Father of the Year recipient, Deacon, and most recently served as President of the Deacon's Board. He will be best remembered as a dedicated coach and mentor to the youth.
He served his country as a member of the United States Army after which he became loyal employee of FMC Ordinance, Greyhound Lines, and the West Virginia State Police.
He was a member of The Kanawha Southern Umpires Association, The Kanawha Valley Football Officials Association, and The West Virginia Southern Board of Approved Basketball Officials.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 49 years, Brenda (Banks) Lambert; children Joe David Lambert, II and Tiffany Nicole Lambert, both of Charleston, and three beautiful granddaughters Ebony Lisa Nicole of Powder Springs, GA, and Landyn and Lauren, both Charleston. He is also survived by three sisters, LaVerne Beontrice Williams and Vicki Regina Weston both of Cleveland, OH and Casandra LaVeeda Dorsey of Princeton, WV as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Friday, April 8, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Stoner and Rev. Dr. Matt Lyons officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00am until service time on Friday at the Church. Interment to follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar WV.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington Street W., Charleston WV 25302.
The family will accept online condolences at:
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Lambert Family.