Bill Lambert died on August 6 after suffering a variety of heart and lung diseases. He was a long-time advisor to ViewPlus and a friend to many of us. Bill,we miss you.
William Michael “Bill” Lambert, 80, of Waynesboro, passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2012 in Churchville.
Mr. Lambert was born on March 5, 1932 in Davenport, Iowa and was a son of the late Leon Earl and Cora Rose (Dunn) Lambert. After graduating from Bishop Hogan High School in Kansas City, MO in 1949, Mr. Lambert joined the United States Air Force Security Services in 1950. Leaving the service in 1954, he met his wife Mary in Saudi Arabia in 1959. Briefly returning to the United States, they lived in New York and Texas before joining Control Data Corporation and leaving for Africa in 1966.
The family lived in various parts of South Africa and the Middle East before returning to the United States in 1976. Mr. Lambert never left companies, they merged and flowed around him; from Control Data to CPI through Centronics to Genicom. Mr. Lambert worked for Genicom until his retirement in 1991. He continued to consult for them and other firms, needing international expertise through the remainder of his life. His most notable association following his “retirement” came in the early 2000’s, when he worked with ViewPlus Technologies. He established the European Sales Center in Venlo, Netherlands following the death of his wife in 2007. Following an illness in Brazil in the fall of 2010, from which he never fully recovered, he reduced his travel schedule, while continuing to work for ViewPlus via teleconference from Waynesboro. His last teleconference was the day before his death.
Mr. Lambert is survived by a daughter, Mary Michelle Bispeck, and her husband Michael of Austin, TX; his sisters, Mary Lou Lambert of Liberty, MO, and Joyce Biggs of Holt, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday August 16 from 6 until 8 PM at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Burial will be held at a later date at the Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, AZ.