Lamar was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Scaly Mountain, N.C. He retired from the railroad, was a musician all his life and loved bluegrass music.
Lamar was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert and Myrtle Lamb; and brothers, Larry, Gary and Gerald.
He is survived by: his wife, Kathy; daughters, Theresa Hunt (Steve) and Lisa Dienes (Chris); granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel; grandson, Kyle; brothers, Bud Lamb and Ron Lamb, both of Dillard, and Harold Lamb of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters, Maxine Worley of Rochester Hills, Mich., Louisa Gault of Pelzer, S.C., Betty Jones of Tamassee, S.C., Jeanette Duckworth of Pelzer and Karen Ponder of Douglasville; and a multitude of loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral service was held July 10 in Livonia, Mich.