Join our family in saying goodbye to a good man, Jerry Reed Lambert, 75 years-old, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Pershing Memorial Hospital.
On Tuesday, January 5th, visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield, MO with a Masonic service at 5:30 p.m.
In Troy, MO, McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home will also hold visitation on Wednesday, January 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, January 7th from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Hawk Point Cemetery.
Jerry, son of Russell Arlie and Edith Pearl (James) Lambert, was born at home on December 11, 1945 in Morehead, KY. On September 25, 2004 he married Rev. Sue Jackson (née Hendren) and inherited five children: Veronica Kuda, of Troy, MO; Tina Villa and husband George, of N. Richland Hills, TX; James Jackson with Debbie Stubbs, of West Plains, MO; Jennifer Jackson with Bill Richard, of St. Charles, MO; and R. Jeffery Jackson and wife Micah, of Nolensville, TN. Along with this new chapter in life came a large family with whom Jerry created many memories from gatherings and celebrations. His family tree has grown to include 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren, and continues to blossom. Jerry also left behind Brett Pinson, a stepson from a previous marriage, and many other relatives, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Jessica Johnson, and his sister Deborah Allion, the mother of Jerry’s surviving two nephews Bradley Allion and Russell Allion and niece Juliana Schmitt.
Jerry spent over 30 years as a truck driver, mainly as a car hauler for General Motors. He loved to share his memories of the road to all who would listen. He appreciated his membership in the fraternal brotherhood at Jackson Masonic Lodge #82 in Linneus, MO. Even more than being a Mason, he loved driving his wife on Sunday mornings to the various United Methodist Churches they served throughout their 16 years in the Linn County area.
Serving his community in many ways, Jerry distributed Meals on Wheels, delivered for the Angel Food Ministry and drove the bus for the youth at church. It also brought him great joy to dress up as Santa Claus and be King of Valentine’s Day at the local nursing home in Brookfield.
Jerry could often be found doing crossword puzzles, watching the History Channel or reading history. Drinking coffee with friends at McDonalds or the Hwy 5 Diner was another of his favorite pastimes. Jerry loved his canine companion, Molly, who also passed away not long ago.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Shelter of Linn County or PALS of Lincoln County.
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