Lamar R. Brunson

May 22, 1923October 20, 2013

Lamar Ray Brunson,of Leeds, Alabama passed away October 20, 2013 born May 22, 1923 in Elba, Alabama. Survived by Betty Strickland Brunson, wife of 65 years; sons, Ron (Lea); and Rodger, sister, Hazel Pryor of Stone Mtn., GA.; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Forrest and Kate Brunson; 3 brothers, 5 sisters. Following serving in the U. S. Navy on the U. S. S. Salt Lake City, as Pharmacist’s Mate First Class in WWII: 19 years with the Birmingham Electric Transportation; retired from Tyson Foods. Member of Leeds First Baptist; having served as deacon and many other capacities. Memorials may be made to Leeds First Baptist, Leeds. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Leeds from 12:00 – 2:00; service following. Graveside at Forest Crest Cemetery. Visit online at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lamar R. Brunson

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Judy Scott

October 25, 2013

Aunt Betty, Ronnie and Rodger,
My heart is broken with the passing of Uncle Jake, but that is my selfishness coming to surface! I will miss him terribly, but I
know that I'll see Uncle Jake again. I am so sorry that I was unable to be there, but rest assure I was there in spirit.

May Jesus take you by the hand and help you find relief. Throughout this time as you go through grief-may you feel the healing touch of every thought and prayer that is sent with love and sympathy.
With His love and ours,
Ted and Judy(Warren)Scott

Lyn Pace

October 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go to all of you. I work with Rodger at the college and am the college chaplain. Take care. Rev. Lyn Pace

DiAnne Garman

October 24, 2013

Dear Aunt Betty & family,
Wish I could be there to hug all of you, but know I am there in spirit.
I loved Uncle Jake so much. He was always so interested in what was going on in the lives of each of the family members.
When he called mom, even when her memory failed, he as so patient, so kind.
It is so great to know I will see him again someday.
Aunt Betty, Ronnie, Roger & families - love ya'll so much.
Love, DiAnne

meredith scott

October 24, 2013

GREAT Uncle Jake. How I adored him. I always told him how handsome he was and he would say ahh no I'm not. You and Betty were so giving. I will miss him so. I am so excited that he is with his family and my mom Kat. Give that jack... a kiss for me.

Kathy Warren Nunn

October 22, 2013

Our family has so many wonderful memories with Uncle Jake and his family. We will miss his beautiful smile and sweet spirit. We are saddened by this loss but are comforted knowing we will be reunited in heaven. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.
Bill, Kathy, Courtney and Chelsea

Jan Warren

October 22, 2013

My sweet, sweet Uncle Jake has given me so many wonderful memories. My mom was one of his sisters. They were always close. Several months ago, when I last visited with him, he said, "Jan,if you get to heaven before I do, please tell Kat and James that I love them." Well, Uncle Jake, you are visiting with them now, along with other family members who went before you. Save me a place at the family reunion; I will be joining you one day! You helped fill my life with so much joy and too many memories to share in this message. I love you and miss you terribly already. Your niece, Jan

Linda Strickland Champion

October 22, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Lamar. He will be missed by all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rodger White

October 22, 2013

Rodger and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You, your mom, and all of your family will be in my prayers.

Ed Stevenson, M.D.

October 22, 2013

Lamar was the first patient in Alabama to have the Stapes operation for his hearing loss. I performed the surgery in 1957. While on the operating table, he suddenly asked, "Did the clock just begin to tick?" I said, "No, Lamar, it has been ticking all along, but you just began to hear it!"
My operating room nurse was Mrs. Peggy Batchelor; and she and I have often spoken of that day, and always rememberd Lamar. I would like to hear from Mrs. Brunson. My phone number is (205)960-8411.
Lamar was a great guy. His family is lucky to have had him with them for so many years.