Vance Lambert, 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.


Vance was a lifelong resident of Moore County, a graduate of North Moore High School and UNC Charlotte, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked at Shearon Harris, Myrick Construction, Daniels Construction and Vance Lambert Construction Company. Vance was a loving son, father and grandfather.  Vance “LOVED HIS SONS.”  He loved all his grandchildren, as well and was excited to know that he has another grandchild on the way, from Reid and Ashley. Vance faithfully served his community on the Robbins Rescue Squad for over 30 years.  He was a good neighbor, friend to many and always ready to help anyone.  Vance loved the outdoors and experiencing it with his family: farming, hunting, fishing and just being with nature. He enjoyed trips to the beach with his family every year. Vance had an infectious smile that could spread to a whole group of people.  He had the ability to talk to everyone and make them feel at ease.  Vance was the son of the late Oliver and Allene Brewer Lambert and was preceded in death by grandparents: George and Lessie Comer Brewer, Hervey and Ella Hussey Lambert.  


Vance is survived by sons: Reid Lambert and Ashley, Ross Lambert and Jennifer, Ethan Lambert and Shannon, Evan Lambert; grandchildren: Jathan and Carson Lambert, Ethan Craig, Everleigh and Iva Lambert; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, where he was a member, with Reverend David Woodhouse and Reverend William Saunders officiating.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his son, Ross.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Robbins Fire Rescue Association, P O Box 987, Robbins, NC 27325 or Mt Carmel United Methodist Church, 3925 Old Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327 .


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lambert Family.


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  1. Ross, so sorry for the loss of your Dad and a grandpa God be with you threw these difficult day and were praying for all of you, God Bless ,Dale and Nancy Brown Ross i want all of you and all your brothers to know how sorry i am i was so shock to here of his passing he was a great man and i enjoyed spending time with all of you i thought the world of him and he will be truly missed , Heaven has gained a new Angel and he will be watching over all of us. God bless, Love all of you ,Brandy

  2. Vance was a great friend. I have fond memories of him, my brother Perry and cousin Gary hanging together when we were growing up. I am so very sorry to all his family for your loss. It’s definitely heavens gain. May God be with y’all and give you peace in the days ahead.
    Amanda Garner Hasta

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Vance was such a likeable guy and he will certainly be missed. Praying that you will all find comfort.

  4. Praying for all of the family at this time, I know Vance was a loved and respected man. He was always smiling every time I ever saw him. He will be missed.

  5. Vance was such a great person. I will miss his smile and his laugh. So much fun to be around him. He will be missed by so many. Who didn’t love Vance?! Prayers for his boys, grandchildren, family and friends! In God’s country for sure.

  6. Reid, Ross, Ethan and Evan, so sorry for your loss. Thought a lot of Vance. Praying for God’s comfort during this time. Love you all. Paula Garner Lineberry

  7. Roger & Lilac and Shalana & Cheyenne Kennedy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give Grace, strength, and comfort through this time. . Cherish all those precious memories.

  8. Vance was a wonderful friend and family man. Our children grew up together. We have shared some great times through the years. It’s not goodbye but we will see you soon. To the boys we love y’all and we still live in the same place if you need us.

  9. So sorry to hear this news of Vance passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad never met a stranger always took the time to talk and Care for others in need. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  10. We love y’all…
    Your daddy Vance, and the memories we shared with him, will be treasured always! ♥️
    God Bless each of you – as you find real Peace, while leaning on each other for support & love! We are available, should you need us!

  11. Reid, Ross, Ethan and Evan
    So sorry for the loss of your Dad but thankful that he is no longer in pain. I know he was so proud of you all. Prayers for strength and peace for the days ahead.

  12. Reid,Ross,Ethan, Evan and family,
    Kim and I are grieved by your loss of Vance. A great man who loved his sons more than his next breath. He was committed to you all. In my many talks with Vance as your principal his focus was always on you and your welfare. I always appreciated his smile and willingness to serve others. He was an encouragement to me many times . He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief now and in the days to come. I am always available to you, my students and friends ,should you need me. God bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  13. Carole & I are so very sorry to hear of Vance’s passing. He became a very good friend to us during our years meeting on the beach at Cherry Grove. Back in July before we left, Vance & I re-booked our same houses for the week for the 4th of July 2021. When our two families meet again it will be without Vance in person but not in spirit. Life on earth has a strange way of bringing two friends and families together. Eternal life in heaven will bring us all together again soon. Rest easy my friend, we will meet again.

  14. I met Vance at Autumn Care when his Mother was there. He would always say hello when he passed my friends room. Sometimes he would come in and sit down and talk to us. In the short time I knew him, I could tell that he loved his Mother and his boys. I’m praying for your family. Vance was a great man!

  15. Prayers for all. Vance was such a sweet, kind, funny and caring person. He never met a stranger. He gained his Angel wings sooner than we thought. May God give everyone comfort and strength during this sad time. Till we meet again I’ll see you then my friend. Hugs and love. ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  16. We are so sorry for the lost of your Dad. Vance was one of a kind. He suffers no more. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Having heard so many nice things about Vance, it was only recently that I had the pleasure of spending time in person. I knew Debbie was biased, but I found him to be as genuine, kind, friendly, and selfless as she had described him. Sending thoughts and prayers to each of you.

  18. Prayers for the boys and their families, Vance was a good person. He was always ready to do anything that needed to be done. My family was so appreciative for his friendship. Love and Prayers

  19. Vance was a wonderful man and cousin. He was totally devoted to his sons and dedicated his life to raising them and making them the men they are. He served many years on the Robbins rescue and rode with myself and my babies when we were hit head on in 1990. He kept me awake as I had severe head injury and wanted to go to sleep. He was always at the North moore football games on the field helping out. What a great reward he must be reaping in heaven. Well done faithful servant. Till we meet over yonder❤️

  20. Reid, Ross, Ethan & Evan,
    Your Uncle Gary and I want you to know how much we love you and how broken hearted we are over the loss of your Dad. Fathers are special and we know how very much you loved yours and how much losing him hurts! You and your families are in our prayers! We’re praying for comfort and that the many memories you have of him will bring you joy in the days to come.

  21. Dear Lambert family,
    In the days ahead you will hear many stories of a caring man that went out of his way to do good deeds for his family, friends, and community. You call him Dad. Vance was devoted to helping others in whatever way he could. He was kind and caring to everyone regardless of who they were. He rescued me one time too! Dale and I hadn’t been married long and I knew very few people in the neighborhood, but Vance showed his kindness to me one day along 220 bypass going to Greensboro. I run out of gas and was deserted. He recognized the Jeep and turned around to offer help. Boy was I glad to see him! No doubt he rescued many other people just like he did on this day. I hope all these stories that people share of his goodness will bring a laugh and a tear, bless your heart, and give you comfort.
    We are so sorry for your loss and pray that you will feel the presence of the Lord as He gives you comfort, strength, and grace in the days ahead.
    Love, Dale and Debbie Hussey

  22. Although we didn’t see each other often, Vance always made it seem like yesterday. Every year, I looked forward to seeing his big smile at Farmer’s Day flipping burgers for the Rescue Squad. I will always cherish our memories of hanging out at Frank and Edna’s store competing in ping pong and pool and playing football with Gary and Randy. He was one of those people who made the world a better place. He will be missed.
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father and hope that in time, your memories will bring you comfort and ease your grief.

  23. Although we didn’t see each other often, Vance always made it seem like yesterday. Every year, I looked forward to seeing his big smile at Farmer’s Day flipping burgers for the Rescue Squad. I cherish the memories of hanging out at Frank and Edna’s store competing in ping pong and pool and playing football with Randy and Gary. Vance was one of those people who made the world a better place. He will be missed.
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father and hope that in time, your memories will comfort you and ease your grief.

  24. Vance was a light to everyone he seen, never seen him when he wasn’t smiling. Go rest high on that mountain Vance your work here is done. I’m looking forward to that contagious smile on the other side.

  25. The Eastwood Fire Department sends prayers and wishes of comfort for the family. We have our brother, Vance, to watch over us as we continue to protect and serve together with Robbins Fire Rescue Department. God bless all whose lives were touched by him.

  26. Evan..So sorry for your loss. I remember him being there to support you at the NC High School Rodeo, the day I met you. I know he has been there for you and supported you and was a great Dad. I just lost my dad but the memories are so precious and I know they are to you too. Prayers for you and your family….

  27. Marcie Hussey Hunt

    So sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for all four son’s. My father ( preacher John D. Hussey) always spoke highly of your dad. He knew Vance was an upstanding man. Reunion day will come. Until then, pray alot,make your dad proud as you always did, and hold on tight to the memories. Love and prayers

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