Our History

Joseph H. Lambert and Wilma H. Lambert
founders

Area families have known us for three decades, since Joseph H. Lambert opened our first location on Green Street in downtown Parkersburg in 1990. The funeral home was a family venture from the very beginning. Joe and his wife, Wilma Howard Lambert, along with their nephew, Steven L. Tatman, a licensed funeral director, opened the first location. Joe and Wilma’s son, H. Brent Lambert, and Joe’s brother, Thomas Lambert, were also on staff.

Joe Lambert was born and raised in Parkersburg, and grew up with parents who emphasized Christian values and hard work. Joe began his career in funeral service while still a teenager, and developed a passion for serving people. After exploring a variety of business ventures, Joe fulfilled his dream of opening his own funeral home in his hometown of Parkersburg.

Lambert-Tatman continues to be a family affair, and the professional staff is here to help your family whenever you need us.