David D. Lamkins, 62, of Nebraska City died Nov. 10, 2013 at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebraska City. He was born on Nov. 20, 1950 at Great Bend, Kan., to Troy and Corinne Evelyn (Stoskopf) Lamkins.
He graduated from Hoisington, Kan., High School in 1968 and earned his business administration degree in 1982 from Peru State College. He entered the Army during the Vietnam War on Feb. 18, 1969. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 8, 1971.
David married Connie J. Rico on Nov. 11, 1973 in Nebraska City. He was a member of the American Legion Post #8, the V.F.W. and N.R.A. He came to Nebraska City from Kansas and worked for Wurtele Farms. He also worked as a deck hand on the “Twila Marge” for Bob Knisley’s Midwest Constuction Company.
Following a time there, he worked in maintenance at EXCEL and later at Golden Valley Microwave Popcorn Plant in Hamburg, Iowa. Dave was one who loved the outdoors and especially loved hunting coyotes, deer and pheasant.
He is survived by wife Connie Lamkins of Nebraska City; children Tammy Woods and husband Jeff of Dunbar, Tiffany Tharp and husband John of Nebraska City and Troy Lamkins and special friend Roxy of Sidney, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Zachary Woods and wife Jamie, Hydi Woods, Kayleb Lamkins, Justin Tharp, Carissa Tharp, Kahner-Mikel Woods, Jaycob Tharp, Tory Lamkins, Johna Tharp and Trey Lamkins; great-grandchildren Kyson, Keylan, Levi, Dylan and Kazyn; sisters Audrey Bennett and husband Gene of Mt. Hope, Kan., and Eudora Reif and husband Don of Hoisington; father- and mother-in-law Joe and Lorraine Rico of Nebraska City; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bruce Rico and wife Dianne of Lincoln, Sandy Sellers and husband Walt of Nebraska City and Kristy Edwards and husband Pat of Hamburg; nieces and nephews including special nephews Greg and Darren Demel and Jeff Lamkins; other extended family and many friends including the residents and staff at Duff’s Friendship Villa.
He was preceded by his parents and brother Cleveland Lamkins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Pastor Sara Malone officiating; burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City with Military Honors conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the mortuary.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City or the Otoe County Veterans Van.
Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.