Ronald Wayne “Ron” Lamp (70)

Carmi, Illinois
Birth: June 14, 1951
Death: July 19, 2021

Ronald Wayne “Ron” Lamp, well-known area minister and businessman, age 70, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, July 19, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was born June 14, 1951, in Fairfield, Illinois, the son of Norman Eugene Lamp and Mary Louise (Paul) Lamp. He was married to Hyla Jean (Farthing) Lamp on June 8, 1979, and she survives.

Ron began his career farming with his brother and father. He graduated from St. Louis Christian College and entered into a life of ministry as youth minister at the First Christian Churches in both Harrisburg, Illinois, and later, Carmi. He served a short time as interim minister at First Christian Church in Sturgis, Kentucky. In 1978, he became the minister of Springerton Christian Church in Springerton, Illinois, and held that position until his death 43 years later. His most recent venture was being elected as Carmi Township Trustee.

He had a passion for singing and sang tenor in several gospel quartets, most recently in the Preachers Quartet. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed croppie fishing and bird hunting, golf, and working in his landscaping business. In all he did, Ron was a man of humility and his greatest love was serving his God. His grandchildren gave him great joy.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Louise Armstrong of Carmi; wife Hyla Lamp of Carmi; daughter Lindsay (Mitchell) Schoenheit of Carmi; brother Richard “Rick” (Roxie) Lamp of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; sister Diana Lamp of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren Carly, Cody, and Charlotte.

He is preceded in death by his father, Norman Lamp; and grandparents Hobart and Pearl Lamp, and Helen Rush.

Visitation is 4-7 pm, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at First Christian Church in Carmi. Funeral is 10 am, Friday, July 23, 2021, at First Christian Church in Carmi, and burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens in Carmi.

Memorials may be made to Springerton Christian Church or St. Louis Christian College and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: First Christian Church, Carmi, Illinois - 4-7 pm, Thursday, July 22, 2021
Service: First Christian Church, Carmi, Illinois - 10 am, Friday, July 23, 2021
Burial: White County Memorial Gardens, Carmi, Illinois
Memorials: Springerton Christian Church or St. Louis Christian College c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, IL 62821

6 thoughts on “Ronald Wayne “Ron” Lamp”

  1. Larry & Marilyn Musisc

    Dear Hyla and family,
    Sorry for your loss. As mention by so many, Ron was a great man who loved his Lord, family and making others feel special. We have good memories of working with him in revivals at Little Prairie. God worked through him to grow the Kingdom. You are and will be in our prayers!

  2. Stephen Collins

    The memories are many and precious. I pray that our Lord will comfort and direct you in these difficult days.

  3. Danny & Barbara Wolford

    This world was a better place because of Ron Lamp. Ron was a true man of God and a great friend. I am so sorry for the family and their loss but I am so happy for Ron. He is HOME!!!

  4. Ron married my husband and I. I will always remember his non-judgmental kindness. He
    had a special gift that came, I suppose, from his love of God.
    My mother will be so happy to see him in heaven!!!!
    I was blessed to have known him. Hyla, I am so sorry for your loss but I know you are
    comforted knowing he is with The Father!

  5. Hyla,
    Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers daily. We are so sorry for your loss. May God continue to hold you as only He can.
    Mark and Rhonda McDaniel and family

  6. Went through high school with Ronnie. Always a nice guy! Never forget the night we jammed 14 guys in his dad’s station wagon. Quite the experience. My most sincere thoughts to all of his family.

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