Jerold L. Lambert

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jerold Leroy Lambert

April 15, 1941 - Jan. 27, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Jerold Leroy Lambert, age 74, passed away Jan. 27, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook.

Jerold was born to Clifford Lambert and Louise Gunderman on April 15, 1941, in Benkelman, Nebraska. He attended school in Parks and Benkelman, graduating from Benkelman High School in 1958.

Jerold was married to Darlene Brunswick in Trenton, Nebraska, on April 6, 1963. To this union three children were born; David, Tammy, and Debbie.

Jerold enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on April 15, 1958, honorably serving his country for 23 years until his discharge on July 31, 1981.

Jerold and Darlene lived in many different states during his time in the service. In 1981, they moved to Nebraska where they made McCook their home. Jerold worked for the U.S. Air Force in military training and also the Department of Roads for the state of Nebraska. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, Air Force Sergeants Association, Eagles, and American Legion.

Jerold enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, and had a passion for the Kansas City Chiefs football team.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Lambert of McCook; daughters, Debbie (Jason) Huxman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tammy (Ben) Taylor of Allegan, Michigan; son, David Lambert of McCook; sister, Fern Belau of Wildomar, California; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jerold was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Terry McCorkle officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.