Lamar Sullivan passed away peacefully at home February 15, 2021. Lamar was born September 21, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Three weeks after birth, he was adopted by Archibald and Maida Fuller Sullivan and began his life as Noel Lamar Sullivan. Lamar grew up in Leeds ,and graduated from Dixie High School. He joined the Navy and served on the US Essex Aircraft Carrier during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home from the Navy he went to school at Dixie College and then at the University of Utah. While in college he met and married Karen Holyoak of Parowan and they began their family of four sons; John, Lonnie, David and Troy. Lamar and Karen were later divorced.
Lamar retired after 30 years working for the Utah Department of Transportation. His second career lasted 20 years with Creamer and Noble, as a project inspector. While working for Creamer and Noble he met the love of his life, Kanab High School teacher Carol Penny Sullivan. They enjoyed 33 years of marriage.
Lamar enjoyed motorcycling and he served as the Utah State Director for the Goldwing Road Riders Association and later the Region Director which covered 7 States. He and Carol spent many miles traveling on their Goldwing to rallies and events. The highlight for them was meeting both old and new friends.
Lamar’s hobbies included gardening, coin collecting, and many hours spent in his wood shop working on his intricately designed wood carvings. Many people have enjoyed the beautiful gifts that he made.
He loved being with his family and attending all the family gatherings.
Lamar was preceded in death by his sons: Lonnie Sullivan, David Sullivan, and Troy Sullivan.
His survivors include wife Carol Penny Sullivan; son John (Julie) Sullivan; daughters-in-law Janice Sullivan Kellogg and Leila Sullivan; and 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren whom he adored.
Funeral services will be held in Kanab, Utah on Friday, February 19, 2021 in the Kanab South Chapel, (604 South 100 East), with a viewing held at 1:00 pm and the funeral service at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in the Kanab City Cemetery under the direction of the Mosdell Mortuary.
There will be a live stream link for those who want to attend virtually, found below:
Dear Carol I am sorry to hear about Lamar passing. I am sure you have very mixed feelings at this time. So grateful that he’s not suffering but so sad he’s not here with you anymore. I’m so grateful for the knowledge we have about where he is. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Valeen
We are so sorry that we could not attend. We love you guys and miss seeing you. We are now in St. George for the winters but will be going back to Bountiful for the summers. Neither Keith or I liked the cold up there even though both of us lived up there for many years. Thank you for bein such a good friend and cousin. We enjoyed coming to Kanab to visit and do lunch, but age does have its effect on people and we no longer do much at all. I think of you often and pray that things are going well. Love you Keith and Charlene Fuller