For the Kokomo Tribune
N. Gene LaMar, 73, Kokomo, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 16, 1938, to the late Clarence and Marjorie (Irey) Means. On April 21, 1994, Gene married Bonita “Bo” (Gibbs) LaMar, and she survives.
Gene worked for 29 years as the captain of a fishing boat. He sold real estate, vacation condos and cars. Gene also painted for a short while. He was a loyal supporter of the NRA, and enjoyed shooting, “Jeopardy,” fishing, cooking and he loved his grandchildren. Gene was a proud Alcoholics Anonymous member, celebrating 30 years of sobriety.
Survivors include a son and four daughters, including Amber Crane; step-children, Robin (Bob) Acers, Linda (Rick) Wilson, Peggy Arnold and Jay, Angie (Shawn) Padfield and twins, Billie and Bobbie Frazier; a grandson, Ridge Farmer; thirteen other grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Connie Means; and two nieces and two nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son, Jay Farmer; a grandson, Chace Warnock; and a brother, Clarence “Sandy” Means.
Gene was cremated according to his wishes, and the family will be memorializing him privately.
You are invited to read Gene’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book or share a personal message for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., is in charge of arrangements.