This online memorial was created in loving memory of Charles Lambert, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Charles 's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Charles forever.
Charlie passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017. Charlie was born in Sinton Texas to Walter Gray Lambert and Nettie Grace (Mecom) Lambert. He was the middle child of five brothers and grew up in the cotton fields of South Texas. As a teenager, he raised a grand champion calf and raised over 100 hogs. To buy feed for the hogs, he made an $800 loan from the bank. They lent him the money. He made a hefty profit and paid back the loan.
He graduated from Mathis High School where he played baseball and football with his brothers, Doyle and Curt. Charlie was selected for the Texas Ironman Football Team. After high school he started working on steam powered oil rigs in South Texas.
He married Ruby Lois Drymalla of Columbus, Texas on July 30 1952. They had two sons, Kenneth and Gary. Charlie continued working in the oil fields of Louisiana and Texas. In the 1970s, he worked for Brown Oil Tools traveling the world from the Arctic Circle in Alaska, to Saudi Arabia, Cabinda Angola in Africa, and finally in Libya in the oil fields of Muammar Gaddafi. In Libya, in a sand storm, he drove his pick-up truck off a 30 foot cliff where he suffered a broken neck and other injuries which ended his oilfield career.
Later, he and Ruby Lois moved to Houston where he retired from the Cy-Fair School district and finally worked for Sam's Club as a greeter for 10 yers. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop at home. He loved to sculpt wooden name plates and children's signs which he often just gave away. Charlie never met a stranger. He shared his faith in Jesus regularly.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Lois, and two sons, Kenneth and Gary Lambert, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and his brother, Herman Doyle Lambert of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Charles Lambert is in Heaven celebrating with his mother and father and brothers and a host of friends and relatives. The conversations will continue for Eternity. Until then, we will miss you Charlie.