Harold Lam

Obituary of Harold Lam

Harold H. Lam, 81, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday afternoon, September 18, 2017 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO.

He was born October 1, 1935 in Hardin, Mo., the son of Ralph Edward Lam and Nellie Agnes (McCarthy) Lam.  He was a 1953 graduate of Hardin High School, Hardin, Mo.  Following high school he joined the United States Army in May of 1954 and spent the next two and one half years overseas and was honorably discharged in April of 1957.  Harold was a superintendant  with Tobin Construction Company for 14 years, later with Clarkson Construction Company for 15 years, and worked for numerous other construction companies.

He married Marilyn Summers on December 23, 1960, and she survives of the home.

Working in the construction industry required they live in several different places.  When their son Clint was born in 1965 they moved to Clinton, built a home, and have been there ever since.  He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 217, Warsaw, Mo.; the Clinton Elks Lodge #1034; and the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He loved animals, accumulating 19 donkeys at one time, all with their own name.

In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by one son, Clint Lam, Clinton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Lacy Ford and husband Tyler, Independence, Mo.; one grandson, Ely Lam, Clinton, Mo.; one brother, Larry Lam and wife Elaine, Hardin, Mo.; five nephews, Doug Lam, Hardin, Mo., Randy Lam, Hardin, Mo., Rick Lam, Richmond, Mo., Donnie Lam, Hardin, Mo., and Wayne Lam, Richmond, Mo.; one niece, Cindy Angel, the state of California; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George Lam, Kenneth Lam, and Don Lam; and one niece, Terry Vanderburg.

Memorial services will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.  Reverend Brad Reed will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. just prior to the memorial service.  Private interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket, Mo.  The family suggests memorial gifts to Shady Grove Cemetery or Twin Lakes Hospice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.