Lamar Favors, Jr. Obituary

Lamar Favors, Jr.

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Lamar Favors, Jr.,</strong> 76, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021.&nbsp;He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and migrated to Dayton, Ohio with his parents.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">He graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Class of 1962. He was a retired teaching employee of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Metroplex Public School System, and a Central State University Alumnus. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">Lamar had a way of capturing other&#39;s attention through his masterful story telling techniques and great sense of humor. During his adolescence to young adult years, he attracted a circle of spectators on the dance floor by illustrating the latest dance moves with precision (getting down) on the dance floor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">He was tall in stature with a gentle soul and high level of compassion for others. He was always willing to go out of his way to help those less fortunate. He was a Jazz enthusiast and enjoyed entertaining others by playing the bongos and the kalimba guitar with numerous groups.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">Lamar was affiliated with the Creekside Players of Dayton, and served as a Jazz Event Commentator at a popular Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex Jazz Club.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">He was preceded in death by his parents, Lamar Favors, Sr. and Martha Favors; stepdaughter, Twalla Foster.&nbsp;Lamar is survived by sisters, Shirley Favors and Sandra Favors-Darah; stepson, Cal Foster, Jr.; stepdaughter, Culpatrice Foster; cousin, Kay Wilson; step-granddaughter, LaRashia Edwards; a host of additional relatives and friends.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:20px;">Walk-through visitation 8:30-9:30 am Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Live streamed service at 9:30 am. Link:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/Stream-All-Services-102620271622310/">www.facebook.com/Stream-All-Services-102620271622310/</a>&nbsp;Interment Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer&#39;s Association Miami Valley Chapter in memory of Lamar Favors, Jr.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. </span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">(II Timothy 4:7)</span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
February 4, 1944 - January 11, 202102/04/194401/11/2021
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Lamar Favors, Jr., 76, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and migrated to Dayton, Ohio with his parents. 

He graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Class of 1962. He was a retired teaching employee of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Metroplex Public School System, and a Central State University Alumnus. He was a veteran of the U. S. A...

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Wednesday, January 20 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
2107 N. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45406
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