John R. Lamar, 85, of Vidor died Sunday, Dec. 12 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15

at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Mansfield

Cemetery in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Memorial

Funeral Home.

Born on May 30, 1025 and a native of Beaumont, he has lived in Vidor since 1950, and was a retired iron worker with Ideco. John served his country in the United States Navy.

John was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Alberta Lamar, brothers Eugene Lamar, and Jimmy Lamar, Sr., and great granddaughter Ciara Richard.

He is survived by his wife Emma Jean Lamar of Vidor; daughter Linda Marshall Matte of Vidor; sister Helen Benoit of Port Acres; three grandchildren: Melissa Richard and husband Calvin, Archie Connor, J.R. Connor and wife Eileen; six great grandchildren: Shelby Connor, Madison Connor, Jordy Connor, Connor Richard, Kelsey Connor, and Trace Connor all of Vidor.