(11/11/1940 - 6/1/2019)
Jim Lamb of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma died peacefully in Tulsa on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after a long illness. He was born in Oklahoma City in 1940. In his 78 years, Jim had many vocations including business owner, U.S. Navy dental technician, master boat mechanic, and college history teacher. Jim came to teaching late in his life, and it was undoubtedly his passion and his favorite. He attended the Gore United Methodist Church for over 30 years. Jim loved his family, enjoyed learning, loved his dogs, and relished watching the Oklahoma Sooners beat Texas.
Jim's greatest joy in life was also the love of his life, Jean Lamb, to whom he had the great fortune of being married for 52 years. Somehow, in 1967, Jim convinced Jean to drop everything and move from Washington, DC to raise kids in the woods of eastern Oklahoma, a place she had never even visited. There, Jean and Jim built Strayhorn Landing Marina on Lake Tenkiller, alongside Jim's parents, Dick and Oleta Lamb. Jim and Jean raised two boys there on the shore of that lake, Stephen and David, of whom Jim was very proud. Along the way, in times both hard and easy, Jim and Jean shared much laughter and endless devotion to one another.
Jim is survived by his wife, Jean of Broken Arrow; his sister, Sharon Bernier of Bentonville, Arkansas; his son, Stephen of Tulsa; his son, David of Denver; and seven grandchildren who all got to know and love their Papa, Brittany (Denver), Mackenzie (Brooklyn), Andrew, Alex, John, Kate and Maddock. He is deeply missed, and his memory and his example of a "life well-lived" are a blessing.
A memorial service will be arranged sometime later in the summer. Condolences may be sent to www.bradleyfuneralservice.com. Bradley Family Funeral and Cremation Service, Muskogee, OK.