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Robert J. ("RJ") Lamb
January 23, 1950 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Robert Joseph (“RJ”) Lamb, 73, of Greenfield, passed away on October 6, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, surrounded and supported by his children.
He was born at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, IL, on January 23, 1950, to Robert D. and Netta LaVern Lamb.
RJ is survived by his children, Kyle (wife Kristi) of Spring Hill, TN, Kristen (husband Dan) Bilbruck of Overland Park, KS, Jeb (wife Jenna) of Greenfield, and Jed (fiancée Amber Follis) of Jerseyville. Also surviving are grandchildren Ben Miller, Emma Bilbruck, and Kylynn Lamb and step-grandchildren Nathan McCollom, Grant McCollom and Jackson Follis; brother Eric (wife Lesta) Lamb of Edwardsville, sister, Melissa (husband Tom) Pantier of Spaulding, and sister-in-law Lissa Lamb of Greenfield; and many nieces and nephews. He also left behind his beloved pet dog. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Kenneth R. Lamb.
RJ graduated from Greenfield High School in 1968. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for two years during a time of great student activism and riots against the Vietnam War. He was married to and divorced from Janet Wagner, Beverly Liebhart, and Donna Scott.
Bob was a talented electrician for the family business, Bob Lamb Company, Inc. for many years. He was also a self-employed electrician for some time. He suffered a back injury around 1990 that caused him to be unable to work. To the extent he was able, throughout his life he was a hunter and outdoorsman, loved to buy and trade firearms, tell stories and jokes, and think of new business opportunities to pursue.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will take place at a future date at Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home will assist the family.
In lieu of memorials, friends are invited to spend some time enjoying the outdoor