Mr. Lenzy “Red” Gamble

On April 6, 1925, Mr. Lenzy “Red” Gamble was born to Oree and Victoria Sherman Gamble at their home in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. His beloved grandparents, George and Bozella Gamble, raised him from birth.

Mr. Gamble completed his formal education in Seattle, Washington. He served a few years in the U.S. Army.  After his military service, he attended Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he studied farming and horticulture.

In 1953, he moved to Texas where he was employed by Blimp Base Storage in Hitchcock, Texas and Smith Douglass Borden’s chemical plant in Texas City, Texas. While at Smith Douglass, he was promoted to act as leadman to his coworkers.

Mr. Gamble was an amateur cartoon artist, skilled wood carver, and excellent metal engraver. He had an extraordinary memory for details and was a lifelong student of the Bible, history, current events, and science. He was a master storyteller and humorist. He had a winning personality and never met a stranger.

On November 20, 2021, Mr. Gamble left us due to natural causes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, wife Marion Gamble, daughter Victoria Gamble McCullough, sons Ricky Wayne Gamble and Reginald Keith Gamble, granddaughter, Tolandra Gamble and grandson, Delorean Seth Gamble.

Mr. Gamble is survived by his sons; Russell Gamble, O.V. (Mickey) Gamble (Bert), Rodney Gamble (Terri), Gary Gamble (Lorene), Adrian Gamble; Daughters Dana McLead (Derron), Donna Tolliver, Derese Tolliver, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family of Mr. Gamble wants to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Bayou Pines Care Center for their compassionate care and devotion to him.

A Virtual Service is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2021, 1:00 PM on Zoom

Meeting ID 813 6867 2519

Passcode 208784

Arrangements are in the care of the James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.


  1. Dear Gamble family,.
    It is very nice to see that your loved one made such a great impact on the individuals around him. Having met some of you, one can see many of his great qualities were passed on…

    Sincere condolences for you all,
    The Tate family

    Charleston J. Tate
  2. May our hope in Jehovah’s promises comfort you in this difficult time John 5:28-29.

    Renee Chambers

    Renee Chambers
  3. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Barbara Carter
  4. Ahhhhh I’m sorry. I have a special place in my heart for a man in a Fedora. He would have been fun to know and be around. My prayer tonight will include “Lenzy” and his wonderful family. I bet he is going to be missed.

    Rhonda Nicholson (Bittie)
    • Thanks Bittie we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

      OVGamble ( Dorian’s Dad)
  5. Although we didn’t know him personally, we do know what the loss of a loved one means. We are truly sorry for your loss.

    Damon and Felicia Hobson

    Damon Hobson
  6. Our hearts are saddened at the news that your loving father and grandfather, lost the fight for life.  We pray that Jehovah, the God of all comfort ( 2 Cor 1:3) will sustain you and your family through your sorrow (Isa 61:2)
    Our prayers are with you. 

    Carver and Louise Shivers
  7. Bert and Gus Simmons in Tulsa, Oklahoma sends our condolences to all the family.

    Bert Alvin Simmons
  8. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Little Lenzy and I send our sincerest condolences.

    Laura Polkinghorne
    • Thanks Baby Sister

  9. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. We love you dear ones and know that Jehovah, “The God of Comfort, ” will console you in these times. (2 Cor, 1:3,4) We look forward to welcoming Brother Gamble in Paradise.
    Warm Christian love,
    Jordan & Destinee Shivers

    Jordan & Destinee Shivers

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