Medical 05

Thomas Henry Lamb

June 27, 1938 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 82)


Dr. Thomas Henry "Tom" Lamb, of Carrollton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  He was born in  Elizabethton, TN  on June 27, 1938, to the late Douglas Julian Lamb and Doris Cyphers Lamb. 

Tom was was  a 1960 graduate with highest medical honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine and remained a faithful Gator supporter.  He entered the Air Force in 1963 and rose to the rank of Major.  During his eleven year military career, he established the first Air Force dermatology residency at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. While stationed in Texas, he met and married Mary Ann Arnett in June of  1969. Upon his honorable discharge in 1972, they moved to Florida where he began his first dermatology practice.  In January of 1976, the family moved to Carrollton and Dr. Lamb began his over forty year career taking care of the dermatology needs in the west Georgia area.   

Dr. Lamb was a devoted family man and avid reader.  He also enjoyed gardening and his specialty was tomatoes; even having a namesake "T's Tomatoes."  His other hobbies included cutting and mounting gemstones and designing and creating stained glass lamps.   Dr. Lamb supported the community through his annual giving to the Magnolia Ball and membership in Rotary. He was also a parishioner at of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Because of his noted professionalism in medicine, a scholarship was begun in his honor at the University of Florida College of Medicine  through a generous donation by Ted Scarrit   The Thomas H. Lamb, MD Scholarship in General Surgery  is used to help medical residents pursing a career in general surgery at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Lamb is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Arnett Lamb of Carrollton; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Tommy Purvis of Valdosta; Drs. Laura and Bradley Larson of Carrollton; Jennifer Lamb of Carrollton; and Zoie Elizabeth Lamb of Athens, Georgia; and son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Kirsten Lamb of Tacoma, Washington.  Also surviving are a sister, Margaret Russell of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

A private family service for Dr. Thomas Lamb will be conducted at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Carrollton with Father James Akpan officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery,

The family requests that contributions in memory of  Dr. Lamb be directed to the Thomas H. Lamb, MD Scholarship Fund at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  You may mail your contributions to the UF Health Office of Development, PO Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610, or you may donate online at  

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