Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.
Born Feb. 14, 1923, to the late Coker and Willie Mae Lambert in Atlanta, he had been a resident of Dawson County since 2005, coming from DeKalb County.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Lambert served during World War II and participated in the Normandy Landings on Omaha Beach and The Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart.
After his military service, he worked as a commercial electrician in many of the buildings in Atlanta, where he retired after 39 years of service.
During retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, building and restoring furniture. An active member of North Lanier Baptist church, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
His first wife, Frances Lambert; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Doll Lambert; as well as seven brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lambert of Dawsonville; children, Carol and Buncum Lightsey of Hoschton, Vickie and Robert Whitehead of Dacula, Ken and Sharon Lambert of Lawrenceville, Mark and Linda Zimmerman of Loganville, Paula and Ronny Brooks of Cumming, Linda Zimmerman of Woodstock; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. April 25 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Lay officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m. at Dawn Memorial Park in Decatur.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made in memory of Mr. Lambert to your favorite charity.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.