Eugene Floyd Lamb

Visitation for Eugene Floyd Lamb, 80, Lawrence, will be held from 1:00 ~ 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Eugene passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at LMH Health.

Eugene was born on June 20, 1942, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Everett Donald and Lucille Bernice (Peterson) Lamb. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1960. He was in the Army National Guard from 1964-1969.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1970.

He married Melba Larson on April 10, 1965, in Wakefield, Nebraska. She survives at the home.

He is also survived by his children, Jody Meyer, and Trevor Lamb and daughter-in-law Lisa Lamb, and his grandchildren, Drew Meyer, Tate Meyer, Reece Meyer, Tyler Lamb, Porter Lamb, and Rory Lamb, all of Lawrence.

He is also survived by brother, James and his wife Darlis Lamb of Englewood, Colorado, sisters, Patricia Vogt of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Marcia and her husband Alan Murphy of Elmira, Oregon, and sister-in-law, Janet Lamb of Omaha, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Frank Rist, brother, Willard Lamb, and brother-in law, Fred Vogt.

Eugene began working for Exxon Chemical Company in July 1972. In 1975, Gene was transferred to Exxon’s polymer’s location in Kingman, Kansas as a business manager. He ultimately became general manager of the Exxon plant in Kingman and a plant in Clearfield, Utah. In 1998, Exxon sold the plants to Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI). Eugene was vice president and general manager for PGI until 2003 when he retired. He loved his job and all his employees. In 2009, Eugene and Melba moved to Lawrence, Kansas to be near their children and grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. Although he grew up a Nebraska fan, he came to love watching the Kansas Jayhawks as well as the Lawrence High Chesty Lions, for whom his grandsons played football.

Condolences may be sent to the Lamb family in care of Melba Lamb, 1127 E. 1264 Road, Lawrence, KS  66047.

10 Condolences

  1. Susie Ward on September 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Mel, Jody, and Trevor,

    My deepest sympathy and condolences in your loss of Gene. He was a kind person and meant so much to Wayne in the years they worked together. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you comfort in your time of mourning.

    Susie Ward

  2. Bernie and Monte Johnson on September 30, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Melba, Jody, and Trevor,
    We are saddened by the loss of Gene and would like to offer support in person. Distance and traveling seem to be too difficult, but that seems like a poor excuse. We will be there in spirit and hope God’s comfort will be sufficient to pull you through this tragic time.
    With love to all of you.

  3. Dwight and Deb Osborn on September 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Mel and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We wish you comfort in this time of loss!

  4. Mitch Lamb and family on September 30, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Mel, Jody, and Trevor,
    Our prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Uncle Gene as a child.
    Please take care of one another during this time. We will be there in spirit, though we are thousands of miles away.
    Mitch, Maree, and family.

  5. Matthew Aldridge Ward on October 1, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Mrs. Melba Lamb, Jody, Trevor and family.

    I was saddened to hear of Gene’s passing last week and would like to offer you all my deep condolences. I hope you have many fond memories to help you find solace in your grief. I will always remember Mr. Lamb as genial and gracious, easy-going and kind. I have sent my prayers for Gene and for you all, with love.
    Matthew Aldridge Ward

  6. Jon and Peg Wiese on October 1, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Peg and I were shocked when we learned Gene was gone. He was one of my best buddies here at Oakwood. We did a lot of things together over the years and he will be greatly missed by our families. Gene, Gene, the dancing machine.

  7. Kindra and Justin Rowley on October 2, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Deepest sympathies!! May his soul Rest In Peace!

  8. Jim and Linda Flick on October 3, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Dear Family of Gene Lamb,
    Jim and I would like to express our deepest condolences.
    The Flicks

  9. Karen & Shane Bales on October 3, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Melba, Jody and Trevor:

    Our deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of Gene. I truly enjoyed working for him and appreciate the opportunities he gave me. May you all find peace and comfort in each other during this difficult time.

    Karen and Shane Bales

  10. Mike Vespucci on November 14, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Melba, Jody and Trevor:
    It is with much sadness to learn of the loss of Gene. I have fond memories of Uncle Gene as the mild nature and at times the prankster that he was to me especially as a child who could forget…”I got your nose?” I offer my most sincere condolences.

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