A family in Pflugerville, Texas has pledged to keep their father’s 1937 Chevrolet truck on the road after he suddenly passed away earlier this month.
According to Austin Fox affiliate Fox 7, Dale Lambert was well known in the town of Pflugerville for his bright personality and attention-grabbing 1937 Chevy truck. Lambert would drive the truck almost every day, bringing it over to his daughter Kendell’s house to take his grandson Collin out for a ride. He would also take their two dogs with him, putting them in the bed of the old Chevy work truck.
“Whenever he got a chance he was driving this truck, whenever he got a chance,” his son-in-law, Bryan Van Cleave, told Fox 7.
“Whatever errands he had to run he took them with him,” added Kendell. “They had so many inside jokes, his life, his heaven was living two minutes from us literally right around the corner.”
Lambert became a bit of a local celebrity, with many Pflugerville residents posting photos of the unique green pickup online. Kendell even started a hashtag for the truck – #thatgreentruck, so they could track all the various sightings people were posting on Facebook and other social media channels.
Lambert passed suddenly at the age of 67 earlier this month, but his family now wants to ensure his spirit and #thatgreentruck live on. They plan to continue to drive and enjoy the truck just how Lambert did – though Bryan admits sitting in the driver’s seat is a bit weird after seeing Dale in the truck for more than 15 years. Residents have also tied green ribbons to trees and sign posts lining the route that Lambert used to drive the truck on, helping to keep his memory alive.
Hear what else Lambert’s family had to say about him and his iconic green Chevy truck in the news report embedded below.
Source/screenshots: Fox 7