Charles Lynwood Lam Sr.

Charles Lam Sr

Age 88, Elkton, Va.

Charles Lynwood Lam Sr., 88, of Elkton, Va. passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022. Charles was born on September 29, 1933 and was the son of the late John J. Lam and Alice E. Lam. 

Charles graduated from Elkton High School in 1953. He was an Army veteran and worked for both Social Security and the Federal Government. He was a lifetime member of the Avis O. Comer VFW Post and acted as a Jr. and Sr. Commander and chaplain. Charles was an outdoorsman, enjoying time on the river fishing. He also worked for the Shenandoah National Park Service retiring after 25 years. He was a responsible and devoted father and husband. He enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music, and could play a variety of instruments. He was an avid gardener and loved animals. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Nancy Lee Comer Lam; two sisters, Dorothy Lam and Alda Jean Lam; one brother, John Wayne “Dick” Lam; one granddaughter, Devin H. Michael.

 He is survived by four daughters, Martha Jane Stroop; Patricia Turner, Sharon K. Kaplinger, Karen Sue Morris; one son, Charles L. Lam, Jr.; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Dovel, Linda Lam, Brenda Lam.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Elkton Pentecostal Church officiated by Pastor Eddie Byers. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Pentecostal Church; 16704 E Summit Ave, Elkton, VA 22827.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va.

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