Billy Mack Lamb
Billy Mack Lamb
  • December 22, 1948 - April 12, 2017
  • Hamilton, Texas

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Our dad was someone who wanted to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. Billy Mack Lamb (William McKinley Lamb), lost his fight against cancer, April 12, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home with his sons by his side.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 AM at Riley Funeral Home Chapel.

Billy Mack was born December 22, 1948 in Pasadena, TX to James (Billy) McKinley and Betty Lou Lamb, and was once voted the prettiest baby in the Houston Area.

Spending his childhood in Palestine, TX, he grew up on a working ranch and did rodeo until he graduated from Palestine High. He served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War and served as a missile specialist in White Sands, NM. He was a Master Mason and member of the Rock House Masonic Lodge #417 AF & AM.

He was a lover of all things country, outdoors, and ranch life. He celebrated all things good and had a way of touching the hearts and lives of most everyone he met, through kind gestures or generous conversations that sometimes never seemed to have an official end but could always be picked up after days, months, or even years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Linda G. Lamb.

Surviving Billy Mack is his 3 sons, James J. (College Station), James David (Hamilton), and Brady McKinley (Gatesville); grandchildren, Jaci and Kaci Birchfield, Dalyn, Dezlyn, and McKinley Lamb; and great-grandchild, Emersyn Lamb. All were a rich blessing to him and gave him the courage and strength to make it many good years when his body and the doctors told him he only had months. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends who were considered family to him.

The family asks that memorial contributions please be made in Billy's name to Mission Hospice, 827 N. Main St., Cleburne, TX 76033.