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1940 John 2024

John H. Lambert

September 23, 1940 — February 23, 2024


 John H. Lambert passed away at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio, on February 23rd, 2024 leaving behind a legacy will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing him.

John dedicated over 23 years of his life as a packer for Anchor Hocking, showcasing his commitment and work ethic in all that he pursued. However, it was his unparalleled talent as a musician that truly set him apart. Born and raised in Glenwood, Kentucky, John found solace and joy in bluegrass and country music amidst the simplicity of his upbringing. With no formal training, he possessed a remarkable ability to play songs by ear, captivating all who listened with his mastery of the banjo and guitar. His passion for music was evident in every note he played, reflecting the depth of his soul with each strum of a stringed instrument.

Aside from his musical prowess, John had a keen eye for finding treasures and collectibles, embarking on exciting ventures with his friends. His love for nature manifested in his hikes at Alley Park, where he could identify plants by their scientific names—a true testament to his curiosity and appreciation for the world around him. In nurturing his garden and tending to the birds, John found peace and tranquility, embracing the wonders of the natural world as his escape.

John now joins his parents, George and Ona Irene Lambert, along with his 10 siblings in eternal rest. He is survived by his loving wife Beverly Lambert, step-daughter Siobhan (Tori) Carlile, and niece Ruth Ann (Bill) Thompson—individuals who will carry forth his memory with fondness and reverence.

In honoring John's life, we remember not only the melodies he created but also the warmth and kindness he shared with those around him. His spirit will live on through the music that resonates with us and the beauty of nature that surrounds us—a lasting tribute to a man whose presence brought harmony to all who knew him.

Caring Cremation has taken place through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

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