Robert Louis Lambert, 83, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C.

Robert was born on January 2, 1940, in Iredell County to the late John France and Grace Gregory Lambert. He attended Statesville Schools and went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Robert married his wife, Dianne Haire Lambert, who survives, in 1966. They are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Robert worked at Hugh’s Sheet Metal for thirty-six years before retiring. He enjoyed eating, traveling, and getting to love on his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his spare time, Robert would garden, do woodworking, watch Westerns on TV, make walking sticks and tell stories.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin and Sabert Lambert; and his sister, Rachel L. Fox.

Along with his wife of 57 years, Dianne, Robert is survived by his children, Jeffrey C. Lambert (Leslie), Eric Lambert (Amy) and Amy L. Dellinger, all of Statesville. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Martha Lambert, brother, George Lambert, and sister, Nancy L. Southers.

A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church at 1950 Salisbury Highway, Statesville, NC 28677 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.