Ray Powell Lamar, 82, of Nauvoo, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.
Visitation will be today, Dec. 1, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery in Springville. Roger Watkins will officiate.
Lamar attended Auburn University for two years before joining the Navy. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Wisconsin (Battleship) for three years and for one year on the USS Hermitage (Dock Landing Ship).
He served at Liberty Grove Baptist Church, where he served as song leader, deacon, Sunday School and discipleship training director. He went to New York with Southern Baptist Relief as a volunteer after 9/11 to help clean up ash out of apartments. He was a member of the boy's choir at East Lake United Methodist Church. His face is carved in marble on a pillar with the boy's choir.
Lamar was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Powell Lamar; and mother, Mary Elizabeth Lamar.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Fay Lamar; daughters, Lamilla Raye Carrell (David) and Monica Kaye Gann (Scott); sons, Derick Arthur Lamar (Crystal) and Benjamin Powell Lamar (Marcia); sisters, Sandra Tucker (Gerald) and Regina Berry (Bob); grandchildren, Isaac Carrell, Alice Wright, Luke Lamar, Emma Claire Lamar, Braxton Gann, William Gann and Audrey Lamar; and great-grandchildren, Rosaleen Carell, Gavin Wright, Garrett Wright and Clint Wright.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; (205) 384-5571