James Allen LaMont

James Allen LaMont, 75, of Waco, passed away, Friday, December 1, 2017.

Memorial Visitation: Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Jim was born March 21, 1942 in Forest Glade to Lydia Anna Pittman and Earl Allen LaMont.  One of seven children, he was a born tinkerer and sparked an interest for mechanics by repairing bicycles.  His skill set advanced quickly, and before long, one could be sure that if it had a motor, Jim could fix it. A proud business owner and racecar enthusiast, dreams came true for Jim in 1973, when he opened doors atSouthwest Auto Repair in Waco. He was fondly known as Doc to his many customers and friends.Through the years, he owned many race cars, and spent many-a-night at the HOT Speedway. Jim was known by all for his welcoming nature.  In addition to his children, many others were raised by his loving hand in one way or another.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lydia Pittman and Earl Allen LaMont, brothers, Earl Edward and Carl Eugene LaMont; sister, Ella Narrcie Kirkpatrick; and son in law, Billy Morgan.

Jim’s loving memory is left to cherish by his wife of 53 years, Gaynell Walker LaMont; son, Earl LaMont and wife, Patricia; daughters, Sherrie Morgan-Cole and husband, SamboCole, and Debbie LaMont and husband, Ray Farrar; granddaughter, Elle LaMont; grandson, B.J. Morgan and wife, Crystal; great-granddaughter, Zayla Morgan; and his sisters Barbara Gaeke, Dorthea Baker and Linda Rodriquez.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Angelanne Shilling and family

    My deepest condolences to Jims family. He was loved by many and will be remembered for being the Amazing man he was.

  2. Sorry for families loss,R.I.P. Jim.

  3. I love you daddy to Uranus and back…. that still doesn’t seem far enough. I love you more than you will ever know. I was told that you would never leave me because there is more of you running through my veins than blood itself. I hope that is the case, because I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I am the person I am because of you and mom. I hope I made you proud. I will never say goodbye… So I will see you in a little bit.

  4. Sherry, I’m sorry to read of your loss. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  5. Gaynell – sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Feel bad that we didn’t keep closer in touch. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you. Roger and Linda Pryor

  6. He was a very great man love yall

  7. Gaynell So sorry to hear about this- I have many great memories of Jim and you and Southwest Auto – I was the neighborhood pest we lived in the second house on 15-A Prayers for all

  8. I just felt like I needed to post for the family. He was such an awesome man! When I worked at Snapee I always kept a Waco Trib for him and people would bitch (sorry but true) cause I wouldn’t give it to them and he thought that was so funny. But I also know that y’all will have one hell of angel he hated that I had to bring the paper to him but I wouldn’t give up those days for a second!

  9. I just felt like I needed to post for the family. He was such an awesome man! When I worked at Snapee I always kept a Waco Trib for him and people would bitch (sorry but true) cause I wouldn’t give it to them and he thought that was so funny. But I also know that y’all will have one hell of angel!

  10. My sincere sympathy to the family.
    At a sad time as this, God’s Word the Bible gives consolation at Revelation 21:3 & 4 where it promises a future time when He will eliminate all sickness, sorrow and death.
    May you have comfort in this hope.

  11. Kari Osgood Jobe

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  12. Marie Ramon-Garcia

    Ty to Lamont family for treating me so well over so many years! I always felt loved and accepted in your home. Your caring for others and selfless giving is an inspiration to me personally and I want to thank you for the many years I was welcomed into your home. You fed me, you me learn horses, you let me stay up all night and sleep all day and most of all you allowed me to have a great relationship with your daughter Debbie. I remember her bedroom was like a dream room with nice things and pretty dolls. As a parent now I can wholeheartedly appreciate what parents do to make sure their kids have the very best life! Ty for working so hard and allowing me to just be happy there and spoiled! A young child does not realize these things or the sacrifices that a person does for them until they get older. I realize them now! And with all my heart I hope that Rest In Peace! And know how many people think the world of you and Lamont family. It certainly an honor to know you. Much love, Marie Ramon-Garcia

  13. II was so sad to hear about Uncle Jim. I am sorry that all of you are having to deal with this great lose. I am going to try to make down on Sunday to see all of you.

  14. Huey and Paula Gaeke

    We are sad to hear of your passing, and we will miss you Uncle Jim. Your family are in our prayers. Love, Huey and Paula Gaeke

  15. Renae Salyers (Pryor)

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  16. Prayers for the whole family. Jim, you will be missed. Great father and loving husband. Always, trying to make me laugh. You will be missed. Lisa Austin.

  17. LaMont Family .
    I am so sorry for your loss . Yall always made me feel like family those racing years long ago.
    Jim is one of those people that you meet in life that you can always call your friend and is ready to help .
    Every day I carry a piece of Jims influence with me that I have always appreciated him giving me . He may be gone from this earth but not forgotten till we meet again . God Bless .

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