Stephen W. Lamar, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on March 25, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born January 26, 1952 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late James "Whitey" and Alice Marie (James) Lamar. He married Sharon Freeman on December 5, 1973 in Springfield, Illinois and she survives in Mount Vernon.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Steve is survived by his sister, Belinda Adelman of Springfield, Illinois an uncle, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Steve worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Mount Vernon from 1973-2006, retiring as a Captain on the force. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:30 P.M. with Pastor Bill Degenhart officiating. Memorials, in Steve’s loving memory, may be made to the American Heart Association.