Carlton Lamm, co-owner of Dunn-Benson Motorsports has passed

Carlton Ray Lamm: April 3, 1941 – April 16, 2018

Carlton Lamm passed away on April 16, 2018. He was the co-owner of Dunn-Benson Motorsports which fields a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series team with driver Bobby Pierce.

At Atomic Speedway, the race car of Bobby Pierce featured a #PrayforBigC graphic. The back door of the trailer featured the same hashtag.

Information for Carlton Ray Lamm Arrangements and Service

Carlton Ray Lamm, 77, of Benson, died April 16, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born to the late Hobert and Inez Lamm, April 3, 1941, in Bailey, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Joe Lamm.

Carlton was a 1960 graduate of Bailey High School. He was the owner of Dunn Benson Ford, Dunn Benson Motorsports and Carlton Cattle Company. He was a former member of the National Guard Armory and an honorary Kentucky Colonel. His passion for racing landed him in the National Late Model Hall of Fame. He influenced the lives of many racers and fans across the U.S.

Kemp Lamm, Carlton Ray Lamm, Bobby Pierce
Kemp Lamm, Carlton Ray Lamm, Bobby Pierce

Carlton was known for his generous heart and his incredible love of others. He shared that love with his family first and all those around him. His smile was contagious and will always be cherished by those who knew him.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Butler Chapel, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina with Rev. Al Hocutt and Rev. Don Davis. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Lamm is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rebecca J. Lamm, of Benson; son, Kemp Lamm and wife, Kathy of Dunn; sister, Judith L. Finch, of Kinston and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home, Dunn, North Carolina.

Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to: Benson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 72, Benson, NC 27504 or Sudan Shriners, Memo: Children’s Hospital, 403 East Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

Address for Service;
Butler Chapel
Campbell University
36 T.T. Lanier St.
Lillington, NC 27546

Address for Viewing
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home
905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

— Dunn-Benson Motorsports —

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series comments on the passing

“We’re saddened by the passing of one of our sports greatest ambassadors. Carlton Lamm left a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with. Carlton was a long-time supporter of #LucasDirt and many other forms of motorsports. Our deepest condolences to Dunn Benson Ford, Dunn Benson Motorsports, and the entire Lamm family. #RIPBigC “


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