Alton "Al" Mayo Lambert, 82, died Jan. 11 in Tallahassee.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Bevis Funeral Home, Quincy Chapel. A private burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Born and raised in Havana, he was the son of T. J. and Clyde Faust Lambert. He graduated from Havana High School in 1945. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served two years in Japan. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and returned to Tallahassee where he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Strickland. They were married 58 wonderful years. He was a true Southern gentleman with quiet, slow-moving ways and a special twinkle in his eye, and above all his love for his life in the Lord. He began his lifelong career in the laundry and dry cleaning profession with Quality Cleaners and retired from Prestige Cleaners over 42 years later.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lambert; brothers, Patrick (Clara) Lambert of Albany, Ga., T.J. (Betty) Lambert Jr. of Bainbridge, Ga. and WIlliam (Carolyn) Lambert of Jacksonville; sisters, Marion Quinn (Martin Mahoney) of Norfolk, Va. and Beatrice Bullerdick (Jim) Richmond, Ind.; grandchildren, Stefanie Petro of Austin, Texas and Jeanna; and three great-grandchildren, Caden, Carson and Carlie Petro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Sterling Lambert; and two brothers, Bob and Wilhoit Lambert.