Thomas Clinton Lambert, 90, Pattonsburg, MO passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024.

He was born on June 3, 1933, in Pattonsburg, Missouri to John Cleo and Glennie Theresa (Henry) Lambert. He grew up the youngest of three boys.

Tom attended the Crossroads one room schoolhouse about half a mile north of the house for the first eight years of school and then went to the Pattonsburg High School where he graduated in 1951.

In 1963, he met the love of his life, Margaret Burks, a beauty operator. They were married on November 29, 1964. Margaret passed away in May of 1997.

Tom then met Patricia “Pat” Bennum Cox through work with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and they were married on June 27, 1999.

Just like his dad and two brothers, he did his time serving our country. He was drafted into the Army for the fall of 1952 during the Korean War.

After returning home, he helped his dad and Calvin with mechanic work, welding, and farming which he did his entire life.

Tom was very community service minded as he served as a Boy Scout Leader, Pattonsburg School Board Member, Pattonsburg Senior Center Board Member, and a member of several cemetery boards.

He was also very soil conservation minded and did lots of conservation work on his farms. He served on the Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors for 28 years and the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Board for 20 years.

In addition to his love for the Lord, Tom also loved to read, anything and everything, but especially anything dealing with WWII history, old farm equipment especially tractors, and westerns. He loved the time he spent with his families, whether it be blood related, church, soil district, or flea market, it didn’t matter they were family. He especially loved the time he spent with his grandchildren. Huntur always made sure Grandpa had his hat and walking stick and Chelsea helped with several flea markets.

Tom’s strong faith and willingness to help others was an inspiration to many and he will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, he was preceded in death by his parents, John and Glennie; brothers, Calvin and Don; sisters-in-law, Lois and Barbara; grandson, Dustin Lambert and great grandson, Jayden Lambert.

Tom is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter, Charity (Billy) Mitchell; son, Terry (Dorthey); grandchildren, Chelsea and Huntur Mitchell, Sonja Lambert, Nathan Lambert, and Debra Chamberlain; nine great grandchildren with one on the way; five great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at the Pattonsburg Baptist Church, Pattonsburg, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, MO. Burial with Military Rites will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Pattonsburg, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Pattonsburg Tree Climbers in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 152, Pattonsburg, MO 64670. Online condolences may be left at