Christian Observer Assistant Editor and Sabbath School Lessons author the Rev. Dr. Robert L. LaMay, 83, joined the ranks of the good and faithful servants in Heaven on Sunday, 29 December 2013, after a brief illness.
Dr. LaMay was born 16 October 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received the Master of Divinity from Biblical Seminary in New York City, and a Doctor of Literature from Covenanter College in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. LaMay served as a Christian Minister for more than fifty years, and was the senior minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church – Hanover Presbytery.
Dr. LaMay is survived by his wife of forty-seven years Kay, a daughter Dorcas Jarrard and her husband Rob of Washington, Iowa; a son Philip LaMay and his wife Michelle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a brother Louis LaMay and his wife Joan of Horseheads, New York; and six grandchildren.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 2 January 2014 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa. Burial will follow at the PlainsCemetery located north of Washington, Iowa, with military honors. Dr. LaMay’s family will receive friends from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 1 January 2014 at the funeral home.
Dr. LaMay was a dear friend of the editor, who both grieves the loss of his dear brother in Christ and rejoices that he is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While a seminarian in New York City, Dr. LaMay befriended Reformed theologian Loraine Boettner, who significantly influenced Dr. LaMay’s subsequent ministry. Dr. LaMay was the author of eight books published by Full Bible Publications on Lulu.com, and had recently completed an unpublished book with the working title The Christian Life, a study of the Epistle of James.
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