John W. Lamb was an only child born to John C and Ruth Lamb. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army. He later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to work for Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company as a microbiologist.
John is survived by his two children and four grandchildren: Lora and Mark Whittemore, Kevin and Leigh Lamb, Matthew and Brian Whittemore, and Braydon and Addison Lamb.
After John retired, he fulfilled a lifelong dream to become a private pilot. John enjoyed family time, traveling, flying, and cars.