Edgar "Ed" Folk Lambert, III


Edgar (Ed) Folk Lambert, III passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 15, 2021. The eldest of four sons, he was born to Mary Myers Lambert and the late Edgar Folk Lambert, Jr., on March 29, 1942, in Columbia, TN, near his hometown of Lewisburg.

As a youngster, he spent his time working for the family lumber company, excelling in his studies, and pursuing his passion for photography. He attended Marshall County High School and was voted Mr. MCHS. Ed graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in political science. There he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was inducted into phi Beta Kappa.

Lambert next went to the University of Hawaii where he earned a Master’s degree in Asian Studies from the East West Center. This program included a semester in Tokyo at Keio University. Following these experiences he attended Harvad Law School and received his JD specializing in maritime law.

He worked for Fluor Corporation in Los Angeles eventually becoming their General Counselor Senior Vice-president. Lambert retired in 1985 and devoted himself to his family and his hobbies, which included soccer refereeing, visiting Paris, following USC football, enjoying great wine, fly fishing, hunting, and collecting fine china.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years Therry; his daughter, Devi (Chris) Lehman; son, Edgar Folk Lambert, IV; mother, Mary Lambert; mother-in-law Elizabeth M. Davidson; sister-in-law Sharon Gentry; brother-in-law, William (Sandra) Davidson; brothers, Roy, Frank, and John (Paula); and granddaughters, Olivia and Margaret Lehman.

A memorial service and interment took place in California on August 27, 2021.


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