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Luther E. "Luke" Lamb, Jr.

October 10, 1934 May 29, 2020
Luther E. "Luke" Lamb, Jr.
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Obituary for Luther E. "Luke" Lamb, Jr.

Luther “Luke” E. Lamb, Jr. died Friday, May 29, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 85.

The son of the late Luther Sr. and Valda Connell Lamb of Winona, Luke was born October 10, 1934 in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was a graduate of Winona High School where he played saxophone in the band and excelled in sports. At Holmes Junior College, Luke met and married Shirley Powell of Duck Hill before receiving his baccalaureate degree in geology from Mississippi State University.

In 1960, Mr. Lamb began his decades-long career in the electrical supply business working for Westinghouse of Jackson. Later, he moved to General Electric Supply and was promoted to Branch Manager. In 1975, Luke started Two Wire Electric Supply with his son, Mike. He sold Two Wire and spent time coaching his youngest son, Chris, and his championship baseball team. In 1988, Luke started his second business, Sefco Electric Supply Company, and was eventually joined by both sons. The company was family-owned and operated until 2015.

Mr. Lamb was a longtime member of Wynndale Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a charter member of the Little River Hunting Club. Luke was its last surviving member.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lamb and grandson Adrian Lamb. He is survived by his children: daughter, Cindy Lamb (Steve Rada), of Santa Fe, NM; son, Mike Lamb (Sara Hays), of Jackson; daughter, Angie Gentry (Mark), of Canton, GA; son, Chris Lamb (Lynn), of Flowood; grandchildren: Candice Smith (Clint), Jessica Lamb, Andrew Gentry (Sara), Josh Gentry, Kyler Gentry (Micah), Sean Gentry, Elly Lamb, Warner Lamb, and Emerson Lamb; great grandchildren: Christian Smith, Alexis Gentry, Kaitlyn Gentry, and Emily Gentry; brother, Jimmy Lamb (Donna); and a host of other relatives.

Services will be private. Interment will be in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. A public memorial will be held at a later date. Details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crosses Across America.

The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to Frances Odom for her compassionate care of Luke after Shirley’s passing in 2016.

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Parkway Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS 39157

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States
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