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August 22, 1946 - June 23, 2018

Burial Date: June 28, 2018

His funeral service will be held this Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel at 1200 Harper Road, Beckley. The family is receiving friends at 4:00 pm

Donald Lambert

Donald “Thumbtack” Lambert, 71 went home to be with the Lord on June 23rd, 2018, at his home in Prosperity after a long illness. His funeral service will be held this Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel at 1200 Harper Road, Beckley. The family is receiving friends at 4:00 pm

Mr. Lambert was born on August 22nd, 1946 at Eccles, West Virginia to Mable and Donnie Lambert. He was an active member of the UMWA, where he worked as a coal miner for 27 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing music, spending time on the river with his many nephews.

Donald was married to Janie Giles for 30 plus years while they raised two children, Belinda Underwood and husband Paul, of Hildebran, North Carolina and Donald Lambert II and his fiance April Gillian of Prosperity. He also enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren, Kaityln Underwood, Austin Lambert, Kendrick Watson, Roy Lambert, Brookelyn Phipps and Katherine Lambert .

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; nine sisters, Jane, Virgie, Donna, Dixie, Mazie, Mabel, Elsie, Phyllis and Loretta and two brothers, Cooper and Ricky. Two sisters survive, Lila Smallwood and Carrie Williams and a bunch of nieces and nephews.