Published: 1:42 pm, Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018Updated: 1:41 pm
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Calvary Baptist Church, 711 W. Washington Ave., for W.J. “Dub” Laman Jr. of Artesia.
Laman, 88, went to be with his Lord on his brother Cecil’s birthday, June 3, 2018, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Pastor Rick Smith will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Daniel Munoz, Daniel Laman, Jesus Trujillo, Jace Lanning, Bill Laman, Marvin Laman and Dale Laman. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Johnson and Cecil Conklin and sons, and all the men of Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday at Terpening & Son Mortuary. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dub, the eighth of 11 children of W.J. and Loudie Edith (Brown) Laman, was born June 27, 1929, on the Moore Place in Mason County, Texas. He came to Artesia with his family from Texas in 1932 and attended school in Cottonwood.
In December 1954, he married Betty Lou Cantrell.
Dub worked as a mechanic all his life, from Guy Chevrolet to City Garage to his final shop, “Dub Laman’s Home Town Garage,” working for Bill Johnson and Cecil Conklin Farms.
He loved gospel music, played an accordion, and sang many a song at church and anywhere anyone would listen. He made headline news by turning a fox loose in the Landsun Theater!
Survivors include daughters Linda Laman of Roswell and Gayla Nizzi and friend Donnie of Artesia; grandchildren Tabitha Trujillo and husband Jesus of Artesia, Scotty DeHoyos and wife Robin of Plano, Texas, Jacob DeHoyos of New York City, N.Y., and April Lanning and fiancé Daniel Munoz Jr., and Heather Mathews, both of Odessa, Texas; great-grandchildren Tessa Mathews, Jace Lanning, Cameron DeHoyos, Madison DeHoyos, Emerson DeHoyos, Devon Torres and Bailey Trujillo; brother Vernon Laman and wife Idella of Artesia; sisters Hazel Keesee Brown of Comanche, Texas, Loma Ranne of Llano, Texas, and Betty Pelts of San Marcos, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty Lou in 2002; daughter Patty Sue in 1966; brothers Aubrey, Roy, Barney, Grover and Cecil Laman; and sister Gladys Valeta Laman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.