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Joe Reeves Lamport, 79, of Cobbs Creek, passed away on June 30, 2018.

He was born and raised in Britton, South Dakota. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Clark Lamport, and his brother, Steve Lamport.

Joe graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in Political Science in 1962, and a J.D. in Law in 1964. In 1964, he joined the United States Air Force and his 27-year career as a Judge Advocate included tours of duty in Texas, Arkansas, Thailand, Germany, Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Hawaii and California. He retired from the USAF in Washington, D.C., in 1991 with the rank of Colonel and upon retirement moved to Mathews County.  Joe, along with his wife Cheryl, was an active member at Christ Church, Kingston Parish, Mathews. He participated in many other volunteer activities in his community until Multiple Sclerosis prevented him from doing so.

Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cheryl Hamilton Lamport. He is also survived by his daughter, Kelly Lamport Rosales (James) of Dallas, Texas, and his three stepchildren, Stacie Hamilton Baird (Scott), Stuart H. Hamilton III (Anja Bauer) and Scott Hamilton (Lora); six grandchildren, Stuart H. Hamilton IV, Shelbie Baird, Tate Hamilton, Spencer Baird, Reese Duncan and Leah Hamilton. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Louise Foster, and sister-in-law, Cathy DeRemer (Michael), along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

The family would like to thank all of Joe’s devoted friends, especially Bill Crowe, and the staff of Heron Cove who lovingly cared for him over the past five years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Kingston Parish, P.O. Box 471, Mathews, Va. 23109. 

A memorial service will be held on Aug. 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family.