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Ken R. LaMon, Jr., 43 Guardsman, Leader Service Is Friday

JULY 16 – Sergeant Major Ken Randolph LaMon, Jr., 43, of Rice, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, July 14, 2009 in Farmville. He was born April 7, 1966 in Louisiana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Pat Golden. Ken was married to Tanya Jolene LaMon in October of 1991.

“A Recruiter, An Infantryman, An Artilleryman, A Warrior, A Leader”. Ken served in the United States Marine Corps from June 19, 1984 – June 18, 1988. While in the Marines he earned the USMC Meritorious Mast, USMC Good Conduct Medal and the USMC Meritorious Unit Commendation. He then served in the United States Army Virginia Army National Guard from May 3, 1996 – July 14, 2009. He was deployed Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan from May 5, 2004 – April 30, 2005. While in the Army he earned many medals and awards including the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and numerous other awards and achievements. He loved the Lord and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. Ken cherished spending time with his family. He loved all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golfing. Ken was very much a green thumb and enjoyed caring for his lawnHe is survived by his wife, Tanya; daughters, Adama Nicole LaMon of Richmond, Jordan Elizabeth and Brittney Ann La-Mon both of Rice; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Pat Beard of Prospect; sisters, Tammy and Linda of Florida; uncle, Eddie McLeod and wife, Donna of Florida; cousin, Stephanie Diaz and husband, Lt. Adam Diaz of Washington D.C.; Grandma, Bea Watson of Stonington, Illinois; sister-in-law, Julie Maxie and husband, Gene of Farmville and their children, Derrick Maxie of Champaign, Illinois and Joseph Maxie of Farmville; brothers-in-law, Dennis, Danda and Drew Beard all of Champaign, Illinois, Jeff Beard and wife, Lisa and their son, Garret, all of Powhatan and Daniel Guest and wife, Jennifer also of Powhatan.

A funeral service will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. at Pisgah Baptist Church in Rice with interment in the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.