Harold passed on May 8, 2016 at the age of 83 in Bakersfield, California. He was born in Shafter on February 4, 1934 to Fred and Wanda Lamas and attended Kindergarten through Shafter High School, graduating in 1953. Harold was one of seven brothers. Two preceded him in death and his one sister passed May 9, 2016. Harold is survived by two sons; Richard A. Lamas and Charles L. Lamas.
Harold served in the Army National Guard for many years and was a member of Shafter American Legion Post 865 for a very long time. He worked in Agriculture and as a truck driver all of his life, working for The Experimental Station, Horn Processing, Bob Stone, Berenda Mesa Farms and Paramount Farms in Lost Hills.
After retirement, Harold volunteered in many capacities. He was a familiar figure for many years as Santa in downtown Shafter, was indispensable at the Walker Senior Center, and was an AARP Volunteer Day worker at the Carrington Retirement Home, among numerous other activities.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held Thursday May 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Cemetery.
DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS
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