On December 21, 2021, Tom was met at Heaven’s gate by family and friends who passed before him. He was born February 11, 1964, in Shelbyville, Illinois to William Lamb Sr. and Eula Cohan. He grew up in Pana, Illinois, excelling in football. After high school, he moved to Midland, Texas, working in the oilfield. The oilfield took Tom many places. In 1994, he went to work for Weatherford as a directional driller in Oklahoma City. Tom fell in love with Oklahoma, and that is where he called home the rest of his life.
Tom enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, boating and hunting. He was always on the lookout for “Sasquatch”. He loved trips to the Kaskaskia and Frio rivers. Tom enjoyed going to the casinos and cruising. Tom was always ready to see his siblings, and have a good time. He had a great sense of humor, but rarely could retell a joke without giving away the punch line or laughing too hard to even tell it.
Tom was quick to fight and just as fast to forgive. He was a loyal and true friend. For those who were loved by Tom, knew they were loved unconditionally. He was an animal lover, who loved his dogs and riding and working with horses. He was always willing to help out somebody in need. Tom was a big guy with an even bigger heart and will truly be missed by all.
Tom is proceeded in death by his grandparents, Edward & Edna Cohan, Charles & Dora Leone Lamb, mother Eula Gann, father William Lamb Sr., nephew Joshua Brooks, stepchildren Ashley Hunt & Brett Godfrey.
He is survived by his stepfather Bobby Gann, brother Bill Lamb Jr & wife Rhonda, brother Wayne Lamb, sister Nancy Brooks & husband Charlie Ausley, sister Tina Lamb Carman, stepbrothers Cory Frye & Ronnie Jacobs, stepsister Tammy Kelp, stepsons Randy Hunt & Garan Godfrey, step-grandson AJ Hunt, nieces Maddie Hobbs, Kari Lamb, Lacy Kelp & Abby Kelp, nephews Aaron Brooks, Jacob Lamb, Caleb Lamb, Matthew Lamb, Kenny Hefner, Jarrad Morrison and Zach Frye, aunt Linda Kay Mentz, uncle Jim Cohan & wife Elaine, along with many great nieces and great nephews and cousins.
His family in Texas was fortunate to see Tom in the weeks around Thanksgiving, and feel blessed to have had the time with him, not knowing it would be our last.
Tom fought COPD for many years, in lieu of flowers, the family ask you to make donations to the American Lung Society or your charity of choice.
There will be a visitation/celebration of life 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the VFW Post 4149, 409 Veterans Airpark Lane, Midland, Texas 79705.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022 in Pana Illinois with Jim Michael officiating at Pana First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 E 6th Street, Pana, Illinois, 62557, followed by lunch in the fellowship hall.