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Obituary of Charles Keith “Chuck” Lamar

September 18, 1959 – October 11, 2023

Charles Keith “Chuck” Lamar, age 64, of Elizabethtown, Illinois, passed away at 8:02 a.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
Charles Keith, better known as “Chuck,” was born on September 18, 1959, in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Charles Frederick “Fred” and Elizabeth (Kemper) Lamar. He graduated from Cave-in-Rock High School with the Class of 1977.
Chuck married Kimberly Davis on December 2, 1988, at Marion, Kentucky. He was a truck driver for over 40 years and started working with his dad when he was in high school.
Chuck enjoyed watching sports and was an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Cubs.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kimberly Davis Lamar of Elizabethtown, Illinois; son, Ethan Lamar of Elizabethtown, Illinois; sister, Kay (Gary) Wheeler of Herod, Illinois; father-in-law, Charles “Tom” Davis of Herod, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Dennis Davis of West Palm Beach, Florida; Kelly (Tammy) Davis of Herod, Illinois; Kevin Davis of Herod, Illinois; and Kurt (Amanda) Davis of Herod, Illinois; nephews and nieces, Gabe (Laurie) Wheeler, Nikki (Jamie) Sauers, William (Rosy) Finnerty, Justin (Maygan) Davis, Trevor (Jessie) Daivs, Danielle Davis, Iris Davis, CK Davis, and Adriana Davis; and great-nephews, Colten and Dalton Wheeler.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Zachary Wheeler; and mother-in-law, Loywonia Davis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Church.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed, and condolences left at


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  1. Nellie Ree on October 12, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    My heart goes out to Chucks family.

  2. Nellie Reed on October 12, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    My heart goes out to Chucks family. Sending love and prayers.

  3. doug and susan cook on October 12, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    chuck was a good friend and truck driver buddy work with him many years going to miss you, sorry f

  4. Debbie wagner on October 12, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Prayers of love and concern to all this family-peace be with you as you lay your loved one to rest-God bless!

  5. Gean Tinsley on October 13, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Prayers for the family

  6. Rhonda Vaughn on November 6, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Sending love and prayers for Kim and Ethan and the rest of his family.

  7. Tom & Wanda Lamar Branch on November 6, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing love & prayers for the family 🙏

  8. Lisa Hobbs on November 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Chuck was a great guy, and a good man, my heart breaks for his family

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