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July 20, 1942 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Ellis Lamar, 81, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of Ohio County. He was born Monday, July 20, 1942, in Edmonson County, Kentucky to the late Raymond Lamar and Vertie Lindsey Lamar Leach. Mr. Lamar was formerly employed by Peabody Coal Company and Ohio County Board of Education. He enjoyed watching UK Basketball, woodworking, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell Lamar; sister, Norma Jean Potter, and grandson, Zachery Tinsley.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of twenty-nine years, Allene Lamar of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; four sons, Ellis “Paul” (Dorothy) Lamar of McHenry, Laymon “Wayne” (Melissa) Lamar of Butler, Jeffrey Shun Lamar of Beaver Dam, and Michael Don Lamar of Beaver Dam; three stepchildren, Veronica (Tony) Tinsley of Beaver Dam, Willis (Alisa) Burden of Beaver Dam, and Scotty (Melissa) Burden of Beaver Dam; two sisters, Hazel Sinclair of Beaver Dam, and Jewell (Charles) Hudson of Beaver Dam; sister-in-law, Carol Lamar; eighteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Friday, September 29, 2023, at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Terry Tarrance officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Mr. Lamar’s family from 4PM – 7PM Thursday and from 9AM until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Ellis Lamar by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.