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Mr. Frank G. "Gatch" Lambright, Jr.


On Thursday the 27th of October, 2020, Frank Gatchell "Gatch" Lambright Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away at the age of 75.

Gatch was born in Fernandina Beach on December 14th, 1944 to Frank and Etta Mae Lambright. He was a proud employee of Rayonier where he worked until his retirement after nearly 40 years. He served his country in the Navy, served his church of First Baptist as a deacon, and served his family as a father and grandfather by being a role-model, a steady hand, and by just being a dad. On November 2nd, 1968 he married the love of his life, Alice and they went on to have two children, Frank and Wendy.

Gatch loved to fish and, lucky for fish everywhere, he was terrible at it, he loved to drive even though he had a hard time doing it safely, and he loved the mountains for the peace and tranquility he would find on early mornings while having his coffee. He loved his grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob, and wished every day his health had been better so he could have done all the things a grandfather does with his little grandchildren.

Gatch was preceded in death by his father, Frank Sr., and his mother, Etta Mae. He is survived by his wife Alice, his children Frank and Wendy, her husband JD Lester, his two grandchildren Hannah and Jacob, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday the 31st of October at 11am in the Bosque Bello Cemetery of Fernandina Beach.

The family asks that those attending wear masks for the consideration of others and their wellbeing.

In lieu of Flowers, the family also asks that a donation be made in Gatch's memory to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (


CHRIS BRYAN October 28, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Frank. Alice please accept my condolences and prayers. Love, Chris

JOHN & KATHY STEVENSON October 28, 2020
Our thoughts and Prayers are with Alice and Family. �Gatch� will be missed and remembered by many.

BARBARA LYLE October 28, 2020
Alice, my heart breaks for you! You and your family are in my prayers. May God�s peace be with you. Love you, my friend. Gatch was very special!

JERRIE MOORE October 28, 2020
Alice, love and prayers from Jimmy & me to you and family. It�s been a long journey, but now Frank is pain free and rejoicing. May you find comfort in knowing that. Our prayers will continue. Love you.

MARSHA CARMAN October 29, 2020
Frank has entered into Gods peace and Gods rest God bless your sweet family are in my prayers. Love, Marsha Carman

GENIE DUGGAN October 29, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family.

PAM BOWERS October 29, 2020
Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. Our Deepest Sympathy, Ken & Pam Bowers

MURIEL N CREAMER October 30, 2020
So very sorry for you and your family on the loss of Catch, but glory to God he will suffer no longer as he walks the street of gold an one day we all pray to join our Lord and Savoir .

KATHY (WALTERS) HASSELL October 30, 2020
Alice, we are before The Throne praying for each of you. Gatch�s GOING HOME has caught us by surprise�.we will continue to pray for you and the family as you navigate through these difficult times. Sending our love.

ANN DRUMM October 30, 2020
Alice I am so sorry for your loss. Gatch was a great person, Sending you and your family thoughts, prayers, and love at this most sorrowful time. May God�s loving arms wrap you and your family in His love and comfort with the knowledge that someday you will be reunited with him in heaven.

DONNA DUFFY November 3, 2020
Alice and family, I am so sorry for the pain of Gatch�s passing. He was a good man and I pray that our Lord will touch and mend your broken hearts.

JENNY ROSS November 9, 2020
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, Wendy and Frank. He was one of the best gentlemen I�ve ever known. May the Lord be with you and your family during this time. You are all in my prayers.

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