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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Louis LaMar

  • Louis LaMar died October 16, 2013
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  • Louis George LaMar, age 97, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at home.  He was born in Bald Knob, Arkansas, on January 15, 1916.  His beloved wife of almost 61 years Audrey preceded him in death as did his brother and sisters.  
         He is survived by
    his four children, Jerry LaMar of Heber Springs,
      Hedy Thornton of Mannford, Oklahoma,
      Ken LaMar of Noblesville, Indiana,
      and Patsy Spencer of Heber Springs.
    He also has 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.
         Anyone who knew Dad knew he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He and Mom shared their faith all over the globe as they traveled for work or pleasure.
         Dad proudly served his country during World War II as a Sea Bee in the South Pacific.  Upon his return, he studied and began his life's career in electronics.  The last 30 plus years he again served his country, working with the FAA assuring aircraft could travel safely from one destination to another specific one.
         Dad was known as a loving, joyful, gentle man.  He did all he could to help any he found in need.  His smile was contagious.  He will be missed by family and a world of people whose lives he brightened.  
         Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at Olmstead Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 p.m.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Olmstead Chapel at 1:00 p.m with Rev. Mike Lindley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Bald Knob.  Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home.  www.olmstead.cc
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