Preston Wayne Lamb, 76, went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 1, 2020 in Pampa.
Private family services will be 10:00 AM Thursday November 5, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. Jim Sinyard, pastor of Carpenter’s Church, officiating. Entombment will follow in Memory Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. The funeral service will be livestreamed through Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors website. Preston will be available for viewing at Carmichael-Whatley on Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4 from 8am-8pm.
Preston was born October 29, 1944 at the old Worley Hospital in Pampa to Uial Tillman Lamb and Nina Faye Marler Lamb. He went to elementary school at Spring Creek then attended high School at Borger High School. After high school Preston quickly earned his barber license and became a well-known barber in the White Deer and Pampa area. He then worked for Cabot for 7 years. In 1975, he began his career at Celanese where he served 26 years before his retirement in 2001 at the age of 57. He will always be remembered for the great cook he was and the homemade ice cream he would make and serve to all the operators out at the plant.
After his retirement he spent a lot of his time woodworking. He loved to build a special cabinet or shelf for family and close friends. Preston always had to keep himself busy and it was not long before he went back to Austin and renewed his barber license again. He was proud that he passed on his first test try. He immediately started cutting hair at Jim the Barber’s part time and did so for several years to give himself something to do. He enjoyed the visits with all his regulars.
Family was the most important thing to Preston. He enjoyed playing cards, dominos, or wahoo with his family. He loved spending time spoiling and sharing his ice cream with his furry friends. He liked the outdoors, hunting, playing a round of golf and enjoyed beating everyone in a competitive game of corn hole in the back yard. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and quiet but kind spirit.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, his daughter and son in law Michell and Brian Conrad and grandson Zachery Doan. 2 brothers, FA and Harold Lamb, and a sister Sue Dolan.
Preston is survived by 3 children, Mark Lamb and wife MaryAnn of Pampa, Kristy Powell and husband David of Bushland, and Melody Williams and husband Ronny of Bedford; a brother, Jimmy (Cotton) Lamb and wife Helen of Sunray; 2 sisters-in-law, JoAnn Lamb of Ft. Worth and Anna Jo Lamb of Bartlesville, OK; his 10 grandchildren, Bennie Muniz, Gina Wheeler, Mark Lamb II, Kyndall Montoya, Justin Lamb, Robin Doan, Tyler And Ryan Powell, Elyjah and Ember Williams; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
Special thanks to Coronado Heathcare Center, Dr. Kamnani and the staff at Pampa Regional Medical Center for taking great care of Dad in his final days. We will forever be blessed by your compassion and kindness.
In memory of Preston we ask that you adopt a pet from your local shelter or make a charitable donation to PAWS, Pampa, TX or your local Cancer or Alzheimer’s research.
"Dad: A son's first hero, a daughter's first love." —Author Unknown