Joe Miachel Lambert, 77, of Lincoln, CA passed away at his family home on September 7, 2021. Joe spent his childhood in Memphis, TN before relocating to California.
Joe graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis in 1962. He joined the Air Force after graduation and was stationed all over the world. He was first stationed in Sacramento, CA, followed by several years at Clarke Air Base in the Philippines. His final years were spent at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. After his discharge, Joe settled permanently in the Sacramento area, with over forty years in Lincoln, CA. He retired as an officer from the railroad and ran his own company, Transtron Electronics.
Joe's love of traveling continued throughout his life and was something he shared with his children, Kieth Lambert of Rancho Cordova and Kelley Lambert Goodman of Rocklin. He loved to travel back to Europe, with Germany and France being very meaningful. But his favorite place to visit was Great Britain. He loved their history, people and scenery. He was an expert at driving on the left side, and even became a guide, of sorts, when he traveled with his loved ones.
Along with Gari, his wife, and grandchildren, Isabel, Jack and Jayden, he loved to explore Oregon, Washington and Vancouver, Canada. It was always a mission on these multiple trips to find the best grilled cheese and clam chowder….Mo's always won!
Joe was an avid reader, with his own library where books could be checked out by friends and family. He loved historical novels, British mysteries, and classics by Shakespeare and Dickens. On the other hand, he loved good movies as much as reading; The Great Escape, The Train, The African Queen, and even Love Actually. He enjoyed cooking and could make great BBQ chicken, flank steak, and homemade BBQ sauce.
Spending time visiting with family and friends was Joe's greatest pleasure. He enjoyed hosting Carnitas every October for over 30 years at his home. He loved having his family over for waffles and bacon the day after Christmas, and hosted a campout and BBQ over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. He loved his visits back to see friends in Memphis, whether a high school reunion or fishing trip in New Orleans. Being with his family and friends was his Happy Place.
Joe was generous and kindhearted towards everyone he met. He leaves behind many people who loved him dearly.
His family sincerely share this sentiment, "We know you're guiding us from above, and you will remain in our hearts forever. We love you."