Lamar Dwight Lewis Obituary

Lamar Dwight Lewis

LaMar Dwight Lewis, 52, or Morgantown, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. He was born on November 15, 1968, in Morgantown, WV. When LaMar was born, he was nicknamed "Button Eyes" because of his bright, wide-open eyes and gorgeous eyelashes. Lamar attended St. Francis High School and graduated in 1987. LaMar worked in the hospitality industry for several years, starting his career at JT's Restaurant as a server. There were many prominent figures who frequented JT's and many of them always requested LaMar to be their server when they dined there, noting his excellent service and welcoming personality. LaMar held positions as a server and bartender, but what he enjoyed most was cooking. LaMar loved to cook and especially enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Those closest to LaMar were always amazed at how effortlessly he seemed to excel in sports and academics. He was naturally smart and talented and excelled in everything he did. In high school, LaMar was an all-around athlete and was especially talented in baseball, as a player and as a coach. As a player, he was the star pitcher on his high school team. During his senior year, he pitched a perfect game…the first perfect game in the school's history. Another time, LaMar showed up late for a game because he was out water skiing all day, and upon his arrival, he entered the lineup and famously hit a homerun! LaMar also excelled in football and basketball, and was the leading rebounder on the basketball team. LaMar's baseball skills landed him a scholarship to Fairmont State University, where he studied Chemistry. After college, LaMar extended his baseball talents to coaching in the Babe Ruth Baseball League, where he coached his youth league team (TACS) to win the city championship. Parents often praised LaMar for making the game of baseball fun for the youth. In addition to sports, Lamar also loved movies and outdoor adventures. He especially loved fishing and taking his younger brother, cousins, and other kids to see horror films, or go camping, where they would sit around the campfire and tell scary stories. LaMar was a fun-loving person and will be fondly remembered by friends and family for many things; his effortless talent, his kindness to others, his laid-back demeanor, his curious, adventurous nature, and so much more. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his unyielding love for his family and friends. LaMar was preceded in death by his father, Albert R Lewis, Jr, and leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Pat Lewis, of Upper Marwood, MD, his siblings, Rochelle Brown (Clark) of Hagerstown, MD, A. Ron Lewis, III of Houston, TX, Aaron JeVaughn "AJ" Lewis of Morgantown, WV, and Trey'Shawn Lewis of Morgantown, WV. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of friends, family and others whose lives he touched. Hastings Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Due to COVID restrictions, private family service will be provided. In lieu of flowers we would like donations in Lamar D. Lewis name to My Brothers Keeper Alliance at https://www.obama.org/mbka/ Online condolences may be made online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com
November 15, 1968 - January 4, 202111/15/196801/04/2021
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LaMar Dwight Lewis, 52, or Morgantown, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. He was born on November 15, 1968, in Morgantown, WV. When LaMar was born, he was nicknamed "Button Eyes" because of his bright, wide-open eyes and gorgeous eyelashes. Lamar attended St. Francis High School and graduated in 1987. LaMar worked in the hospitality industry for several years, starting his career at JT's Restaurant as a server. There were many prominent figures who frequented JT's and many of them alw...

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