Colonel L. D. Lamar Bundy


SEATTLE, Wash. — Colonel L. D. Lamar Bundy, 82, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Clinton , passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

His graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, with military rites accorded. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, in charge of arrangements.

Lamar was born on March 1, 1936, in Clinton, to Odell and Elizabeth (James) Bundy.

He is survived by one sister, Mary A. Johnson of Farmer City; brother-in-law, Bud Walters of Weldon; nieces and nephews, Peggy (Paul) Lamb, of Farmer City; Michael (Marji) Johnson, of Thomasboro, Ill.; Nikki and Chet Walters, of Weldon, and one great-niece, Christine Miller, of Farmer City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marilyn Ann Walters; brother-in-law, James Johnson,  and one niece, Vikki Walters.

Lamar graduated from Clinton High School in 1954. Lamar and two others were the first Eagle Scouts in DeWitt County Troop 142. After moving to Washington, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, in November 1957, and was active until March 1959. He then entered the U.S. Army Reserves, in which he attained the rank of Colonel and was Deputy Chief of Staff at Ft. Lawton, Wash. He retired in March 1996 with a total of 38 years of service.

Lamar also attended the University of Washington; he had a BS in electrical and industrial engineering. He also received his MBA in business administration from Southern Illinois University.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project in his memory.

 

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