BLUEFIELD, Va. — Randy Lamb, a resident of Bluefield, VA, died on January 11, 2017 at the age of 66. He became sick in December and died from complications of an unexpected surgery.
Randy is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Leslie Nagle; his son in law, Harold Nagle; grandsons, Noah and Reichen Nagle; and his brother, Jim Lamb.
Randy's love of dance was apparent when he opened his first studio at age 17 in Mullens, WV. He founded the Bluefield Dance Theater in 1974. He worked on the dance education circuit for Dance Troupe as a national convention instructor, dance competition judge and director. He was a performer in Honey in the Rock and danced in the movie Dirty Dancing.
Mr. Lamb was dedicated to arts education for 49 years and was proud to share his love of dance with thousands of students. He touched many lives and trained dancers who have gone on to dance professionally, as well as become dance educators. His true passion was working with children and watching them grow into young adults. The Nutcracker ballet was an annual performance that he always looked forward to presenting to the community. He loved to see the excitement on the faces of many young children. He took great pride in training excellent dancers, but most importantly, he taught them about love, compassion and team work.
Visitation will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 1325 Augusta St., Bluefield, WV. The celebration of Randy's life will begin at the church at 4:00 pm. with Rev. Jonathan Rockness officiating. Private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions on behalf of Randy's nephew, Emmett Lamb Harrington, to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Dr., Suite 327, Aurora, IL 60504, or at "".
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