George Carl Lambros, Sr of Huntington, West Virginia, died on Friday, January 20, 2023. The son of Nick & Elizabeth Lambros, George was born on December 12, 1929, in Huntington, West Virgina. He attended Cammack Junior High and Huntington High School. After attending University of Kentucky playing basketball for the wildcats, George eventually graduated from Marshall University. George joined the United States Army and was station in Orleans, France. After the Korean War, he began his career in Huntington, West Virgina owning his first Sunoco station and went on to own a couple ESSO stations and laundromats. After years of hard work, he achieved his dream of owning the men’s clothing store Lambros & Sons from 1968-1980.
While at University of Kentucky, George was lifeguarding at Dreamland Pool and met the love of his life Mary Sue Hughes.
George and Mary Sue were married on September 6th, 1952, and settled in Huntington, WV where George & Mary Sue worked and raised a family. Together they had three wonderful sons and raised them all in Huntington, WV.
George was passionate about playing basketball and tennis. While at Marshall University, he served as the 2nd President of Marshall M Club and served for many years. He was also a member of Big Green Club. George received his Regents degree from Marshall in 1978. Through the years, George served on the Board for several clubs and organizations: Kentucky Colonel, Cabell County Park Commission as President and Board Member for several years, Huntington & Barboursville Rotary Clubs as past president and member, Huntington Kiwanis Club as past president and member, Boy Scouts and the YMCA as past president from 1978-1980 and Board Member for several years which became his second home.
George was rich in family and friends who loved him and looked up to him as an outstanding member in Huntington, West Virgina. George was predeceased by his wife, Mary Sue Lambros (1981), his second wife Linda Kennedy(2021), his father Nick Lambros and his mother Elizabeth Lambros. He is survived by his son, George Jr & wife Peri Lambros of Conyers, GA, his son Nick and wife Pippa Lambros of Columbia, South Carolina, Steve Lambros of Wilmington, North Carolina; and his grandchildren including Carly Lambros of Atlanta, GA, Maryl Lambros of Columbia, SC, Stephen Lambros of Wilmington, NC and Elaina Lambros-Biggs of Wilmington, NC. He was a lifelong member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. A private family service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m.
Memorial donations can be made to Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1360, Huntington, WV 25715 as well as YMCA Foundation, 935 10th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701.
Huntington YMCA Foundation
935 10th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701
Marshall University Big Green Foundation
P.O. Box 1360, Huntington WV 25715