2012-06-21 / Obituaries


Captain William Joshua Lambard Jr., 95, was born Nov. 5, 1916 in Mobile and died June 13, 2012 at his Gainestown home.

He was the eldest child of Bessie Gray Cannon and William Joshua Lambard.

A graduate of Marion Military Institute, he went to sea at the age of 17 in 1933 and retired as a Master Mariner in 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two wives, Hazel Ruth Barrow and Anne Margaret Rone.

Survivors include his stepsons, Gene Whitehead and Jerry Whitehead; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.

Graveside services were conducted at the Lambard family cemetery in Gainestown June 16, under the direction of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Gainestown United Methodist Church, 513 Hicks Ave., Jackson, AL 36545; or Waterfront Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 870, Pensacola, FL 32591.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

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