Retired MSgt Carlon Dean Lambert of Crestview, FL, unexpectedly answered the Lord’s call on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Carlon was born in Venia, VA, on June 28, 1947, to Mazie E (Wampler) and Clyde C Lambert. His father worked in the coal mines and was the Founder and Pastor of Free Christian Church in Honaker, VA.
Carlon’s formative years were spent roaming the hollers of the Big A Mountain section of Honaker, VA.
He entered the USAF at age 17 in June of 1965 and served honorably for 20 years. The majority of his service was spent as a radar technician at site C-6 in Freeport, FL, with remote assignments to Shemya Island, AK, and Thule, Greenland. After military retirement he spent 22 years working for Raytheon Technical Services at the Cobra Dane radar site on Shemya Island, AK.
In 1967 while stationed at Cape Charles AFB, VA, Carlon met the love of his life, Mattie Lynne Culver with whom he was blessed to share a beautiful life of 55 years.
When not working Carlon could be found spending time on his computer, completing honey-do lists, and/or lending a hand to anyone at any time for anything. He was a true jack-of-all-trades.
Carlon was preceded in death by his father, Reverend Clyde C Lambert, and brother, Leslie Lambert.
He is survived by his mother, Mazie E Lambert; wife, Mattie L. Lambert; children Sherry Lucas and husband, Tim, of Conroe, TX; Sonya Lemley and husband, Mike, of Gallatin, TN; Dean Lambert and wife, Heather, of Crestview, FL. He was Pop-Pop to grandchildren: Chris Surawski, Kelsea Smallwood, Hunter Lemley, Shelby Lemley, Tim Lucas Jr, Miranda Howington, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was brother to Larry Lambert, Sharon Owens, Lanny Lambert (Angie), and Kippy Lambert (Cynthia). He was brother-in-law to Ella Nunn, John Culver, Judy Messenger, and Jeffrey Culver. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Celebration of Life service for this extraordinary man will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 1:00 pm at Crosspoint Methodist Church, 214 Partin Dr S, Niceville, FL. Reception will follow in the fellowship hall.