John D. Lamme
John D. Lamme, 85, of Glenford, passed away February 4, 2014, at the Morrison House in Zanesville.
He was born on April 6, 1928, in Powell, Ohio, son of the late Emerald F. and Irene M. (Mitchell) Lamme. John was a United States Air Force veteran, having served in Japan during the Korean War as an air traffic controller. During his time in the Air Force, he was active in many arenas. In Air Force competitions, he once won a high diving competition and a best male vocalist contest. He attended both The Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan, eventually obtaining a degree in Music.
Music was John’s passion. Throughout the years he directed many local minstrels, sang with the New Life Men’s Quartet, and directed the choir at Hopewell Methodist church for many years. He was also a past member of the Glenford Lions Club and served on the Glenford Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years. He was a pilot, cattle farmer, and a TV and appliance repair technician. He and his wife owned and operated Clark and Lamme T.V. and Appliance shop for many years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by his loving family: his wife of 64 years, Ann; son, David; daughter, Majel Lentz; three grandchildren, Daniel and Janelle Lentz and Emmie Lamme; one great-grandchild, Jaidyn Browning; five nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Lamme.
A funeral service, celebrating John’s life, was held February 10, 2014, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Beth Bateson officiating. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Hopewell Township Fire Department, PO Box 4, Glenford, OH 43739.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsofuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for the Lamme Family.