Rev. Dan Lambert, 90, of the Tow String Community went home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Cherokee Indian Hospital. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Jess and Cora Lambert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Lambert; sisters, Cleo Galloway, Floy Mathews, and Eula Sanders.
Dan was pastor of several churches on and off the reservation and was the moderator of the Smokemont Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Patsy Lambert; children, Catherine Sutton, Nick Lambert (Karen), Marilyn Lambert, Judy Lambert; two grandchildren, John Hampton (Pipper) and Crystal Nicole Kinnamon (Greg); one great grandchild, Nash Daniel Hampton. He is also survived by a brother, Ray Lambert (Betty); and his sisters, Lela Bales and Tinsa Sanders (Winfred); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Revs. Tony Lambert and James (Bo) Parris will officiate with burial in the Tow String Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.