ADA — Services for Albert Melton Jamar, 88, Ada, are 10 a.m. Saturday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Gary Jamar, a member of the family will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Jamar died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1921, at Maxwell, Okla., to Eugene Christopher and Maude Mae Ozbirn Jamar.
Mr. Jamar graduated from Vanoss High School and enlisted in the 10th Armored Division, Battery A in the European Theatre during World War II. He and his wife lived in the Latta community for 62 years. Mr. Jamar was employed with Brockway Glass Company until his retirement.
He married Janie Louise Cates on April 3, 1947.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Jamar, of the home; two daughters, Judy Wofford and husband Willis, Sulphur and Jana Johnson and husband Darren, of the home; four granddaughters, Dava Sanders and husband Mike, Ada, Cori Jo Mataska and husband Himey, Petrolia, Texas, Sarah Collins, Denison, Texas, and Rachel Jamar; four grandsons, Kyle Collins, Denison, Texas, Bryce, Bryden and Benjamin Johnson, of the home; three great granddaughters, Raeley and Bekah Mataska and Kyla Jamar; three great grandsons, Braden and Kaleb Jamar and “Lil” Mike Collins; one brother, Alvin Jamar and wife Hazel, Ada; and one sister-in-law, Geneva Jamar, Ada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Oma, Henry and Calvin Jamar, one sister, Edna Hughes and his only son, Randall Albert Jamar.
Bearers will be Himey Mataska, Kyle Collins, Mike Sanders, Ricky Jamar, Darren Johnson, Gary Jamar, Bryce Johnson, Bryden Johnson and Benjamin Johnson. Honorary bearers will be Albert’s surviving Battery A fellow veterans and friends, Tom Bubin of Michigan, Dick Coffee of Alabama, Wayne Garman of Ohio, and Carolle Langley of Georgia, daughter of their Captain Brown. A very special group of “The Last Man Standing” Club.