Harold L. “Spike” Lambert, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, at home.
Interment and Military Honors will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.
Spike was born in Whiteland, IN, the son of Ansil Loren and Bertha Ellen (Good) Lambert. They preceded him in death. He married Lizzie Odom on December 28, 1984 in Markham. She survives.
He is also survived by his sons, Mike (Christine) Lambert of Stuttgart, Germany, Jerry (Teresa) Lambert and Larry (Mary) Lambert of Canton; daughters, Lisa (Gary) Callear of Liverpool and Jami Odom (Jerry) Hughes of Jackson, MS; sisters, Jeanette (Warren) Demaree of Indianapolis, Kathy Melloan of Chicago, Patty Wilson of Greenwood, IN and Jamie Gulianni of Edinburg, IN; nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren.
Spike was a U.S. Army Airborne veteran, earning the Marksman Badge with Rifle and Rocket Launcher Bars and the Sharpshooter Badge with Pistol and Rifle Bars.
He graduated from the tool and die program at the Allied Institute of Technology. He retired as a mechanical troubleshooter at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, after thirty years of service.
Spike loved fishing and shooting pool and was a member of the American Pool Association.
Memorial contributions may be made in Spike’s memory to the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program in Peoria.