MONTICELLO — Elbert S. “Bert” Lambert Sr., 87, a retired communications specialist, died Sept. 6, 2007, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson as the result of a fall in his home.
Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at
Mr. Lambert was born July 8, 1920, in Jayess to Burley Jefferson and Laura Farrar Lambert. He was a World War II veteran who served as technical supervisor, chief of all Japanese radio systems at Tokyo Central Telegraph in occupied
He was a graduate of
He began his career with the federal government in the Civil Aeronautics Administration. He continued his government service at Keesler Air Force Base in
Following retirement from government service, he began a career as a cattleman and forestry manager. He served as president of the Lawrence County Cattleman’s Association, vice president of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau and as president of the county Farm Service Agency. He served as president of the Monticello Lions Club; he was a Gideon and a Mason.
While living in
He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include, his wife, Ruth Bird Lambert; son, Bert Lambert Jr. of
Memorials may be made to the Monticello UMC or to the Gideons International.