Born in Marietta March 29, 1944, he was the son of the late Cisero Drummond and the late Sallie Blaylock Drummond.
Lamar attended Sprayberry High School and was employed by C.W. Matthews Contracting Company for 20-plus years. He retired in 2007 from DMI Distributions in Calhoun. He has been a resident of Taylorsville for the past 10 years, where he was an active member of Taylorsville Baptist Church.
A pioneer in an ALS Stem Cell Research Program at Emory University Hospital, Lamar was the first in the program to receive 1 million stem cells into his spinal cord. This has led to many more research programs in search of a cure for Lou Gehrig Disease. Lamar never lost hope of finding a cure.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sandra Mitchell Drummond; his children, Kim and Leslie Cheek and Kevin and Charlene Drummond; five grandchildren, Dustin, Morgan, Katie and Emily Cheek and McKinley Drummond; two sisters, Maudeen Travis and Virginia Hardage, both of Cedartown; his mother-in-law, Mary Mitchell of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 430 Cassville Road, Cartersville.
The celebration of his life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Taylorsville Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Taylorsville Cemetery.
The Men's Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
If you would like, donations may be made to the Robert C. "Bob" Harris Building Fund at Taylorsville Baptist Church, 19 Church St., Taylorsville, GA 30178 and/or The Emory ALS Center, Department of Neurology, 1440 Clifton Road, Suite 112, Atlanta, GA 30322, in memory of Lamar.
Please join Mr. Drummond's family in celebrating his life by visiting www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to share memories and to post tributes.