Dateline: February 21, 2008

Ernest Walter Lamberson, 92, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, Amarillo.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2008, in the First United Methodist Church in Groom with Rev. Weldon Rives, Pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Groom Cemetery. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Lamberson was born in a half dugout on January 23, 1916, near Hedley to Stock and Cleta Bell Youree Lamberson. He married Shirley Knight on June 21, 1940, in Clarendon. He was a cowboy and worked on several ranches, he farmed, and he was a carpenter prior to his retirement. He was a resident of Groom and Clarendon most of his life. He always had colts and horses, which he loved raising. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groom.

Mr. Lamberson was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Stocky Lamberson in 1993; several brothers and sisters; and a great grandchild, Zachary Vasquez in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of the home; a son, Larry Lamberson and wife Vicki of Amarillo; a daughter-in-law, Aimee Lamberson of Panhandle; two brothers, J.T. Lamberson of Hedley, and Jack Lamberson of Bowie; two sisters, Willie Nell Waddell of Coleman, and Edna Lou Bulman of Canyon; six grandchildren: Renae Freeman and husband Phil, Melanie Lamberson, and Lance Lamberson and wife Mikka all of Panhandle; Todd Lamberson and wife Marcia of Lubbock; Jill Hodgson and husband Shane of Pflugerville; and Suzanne Howard of College Station; and 13 great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to the First United Methodist Church of Groom.

Copyright 2008, The Clarendon Enterprise. All Rights Reserved.