Charles Ray Lamb, 84

Charles Ray Lamb, 84, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 at home.  He was born Aug. 24, 1936 the son of Charles and Winifred “Betty” Lamb. He married Martha Louise Hopkins on May 27, 1956 at New Salem Friends Church and she survives.

He was a member of New Salem Friends Church serving on various committees of Western Yearly meeting.  He was a member of Golden “K” Kiwanis, Greentown Masonic Lodge #341, Scottish Rite and Shriner’s, past president of Howard County Farm Bureau, Howard County Soil and Water Board and was on the Howard County Plan Commission.  He belonged to Taylor Lions Club.  He was a strong supporter of the 4-H serving on the Howard County Extension Board and 4-H Exhibit Association and also Area & State 4-H Committees.

The Charl-Win farm was well known across the state and nation for their registered Holsteins. Ray belonged to several Holstein Associations and exhibited cattle at many fairs. He began working at the Indiana State Fair cattle barn as Dairy Superintendent in 1966.  He was an elected member of the Indiana State Fair Board for 8 years.

Surviving is his wife; three children, Donald (Liz) Lamb, Grammar, Mary Anne (James) Tobin, and Barbara (Mark) Jackson of Kokomo. Grandchildren; Leah (Andy) Roller, Amanda (Todd) Smith, Brittany (Chris) Hagerty, Villa Rica, Ga., Kevin Jackson, Golden, Co.; step grandson, Jeff (Sherry) Lane; great grandchildren, Brody Roller, Cami Roller, T.J. Smith and an additional 8 step great grandchildren; nephews, Rex (Sandee) Lamb, Myron Lamb, James Lamb; sister in law Kay (Larry) McDowell, Mabank, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Winifred “Betty” Lamb; brother and  sister in law, Ned and Bonnie Lamb; brother in law, Ret. Lt. Colonel John Hopkins; and brother and sister in law, Curtis and Beverly Hopkins.

Private family services will be held at Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, with Pastor Wayne Bogue officiating. Private Masonic Rites will be performed. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greentown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greentown Masonic Scholarship Fund and/or the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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Posted on 2021 Jan 25