W.J. "Dub" Laman, Jr.
June 27, 1929  -  June 3, 2018

W.J. "Dub" Laman, Jr.

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Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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Funeral Services
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
711 W. Washington Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Thursday, June 7, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Twin Oaks Memorial Park
59 Lake Arthur Highway
Artesia, NM  88210
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Services for Dub Laman, (W.J. Laman Jr) will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018,10:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 711 West Washington Street, Artesia, NM, with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. He went to be with his Lord on his brother Cecil's birthday, June 3, 2018, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Home.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, June 6th at Terpening and Son Funeral Home from 10:00 to 7:00, with family receiving visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Funeral Home.

Dub the 8th child of 11 children born to W.J. and Loudie Edith Brown Laman, was born on the Moore Place in Mason County Texas, June 27,1929. He married Betty Lou Cantrell, in December of 1954.

Dub came to Artesia from Texas with his family in 1932. He went to school on Cottonwood and worked as a mechanic all of his life. From Guy Chevrolet, City Garage to his final shop, "Dub Laman's Home Town Garage" working for Bill Johnson and Cecil Conklin Farms. He loved gospel music, played an accordion and sang many a song at Church and anywhere anyone would listen. He made headline news by turning a fox loose in the Landsun Theatre during his lifetime.

Dub is survived by two daughters, Linda Laman of Roswell, NM, and Gayla Nizzi and friend Donnie of Artesia, NM. Five grandchildren, Tabatha and husband Jesus Trujillo of Artesia, NM, Scotty DeHoyos and wife Robin of Plano, TX, Jacob DeHoyos of New York City, NY, April Lanning and fiance Daniel Munoz Jr. of Roswell, N.M., and Heather Mathews of Odessa, TX. Seven great grandchildren, Tessa Mathews, Jace Lanning, Cameron DeHoyos, Madison DeHoyos, Emerson DeHoyos, Devon Torres and BaileyTrujillo. One brother, Vernon Laman and wife Idella of Artesia, NM. Three sisters. Hazel Keesee Brown of Comanche, TX, Loma Ranne of Llano, TX, and Betty Pelts of San Marcos, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty Lou in 2002, daughter Patty Sue in 1966, brothers, Aubrey, Roy, Grover, Barney, and Cecil Laman. Sister Gladys Valeta Laman.

Pallbearers Daniel Munoz Jr., Daniel Laman, Jesus Trujillo, Jace Lanning, Bill Laman, Marvin Laman , Dale Laman, Honorary pallbearers Bill Johnson and Cecil Conklin and sons and all the men at Calvary Baptist Church.


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  1. Daniel DeHoyos
    Colorado Springs, CO

    My deepest sympathies for the Laman family. Dub was always respectful to my mom and dad and I will always remember that.

  2. Rhonda Blount Coggin
    Andrews, TX

    Dear Linda and family I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Sincerely ~~Rhonda

  3. Morgan Nelson
    Roswell, NM

    I will miss Dub's phone calls. You, his family, will miss Dub too. My condolences to you all.

  4. Jim Runyan
    Goldthwaite, TX

    I've know Dub and his brothers Roy and Cecil all my life. I remember they're shop on the north side of town. Those three could fix anything. Last time I talked to Dub he was traveling from Llano TX back to Artesia about 5 years ago or so. He'd called me and we had a great visit. First time I'd talked to him in many many years. Please accept my thanks for sharing you dad with me and the rest of the Runyan family (not many left any more). We held Dub and the entire Laman family(s)in the highest regard and valued Dub's friendship among the most blessed of treasures. Pleased accept my condolences for you loss and I'll say a little prayer for him today and for the rest of you that are left to cherish his memory. How blessed you are to have had such a fine man as Dub for a Dad, Grandad, Uncle, etc.

  5. Denise Tidwell Tice
    Artesia, NM

    Dear Linda and family ~ I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a sweet man. He and my Dad were friends, sharing many a tale. I pray God’s grace and love for you ~ Love always ~ Denise

  6. F. Ward
    , NM

    "Please allow me to express my sympathy as you mourn the passing of Mr. Layman. I pray the God of all comfort blesses you with strength and hope by means of promises written in His Holy Word, with God all things are possible, including coping with loss." Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4, Mark 10:27,

  7. Tammy Klein
    Hope, NM

    Linda and family, I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I can't remember how I first met him, but his last shop was just across the street from my office and I would see him and wave almost every day for many years.. He was such a nice man. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Marion Everhart
    Buna, TX

    My dad and Dub had been friends from an early age and we always visited him when we came to Artesia. I will always remember him for his smile and laughter. He was a good guy.

  9. Ramona Barela
    Artesia, NM

    I’m so sorry for your loss Linda Laman and family and the Laman family.

  10. John and Tamala Ingram Robison
    Artesia, NM

    Our sincere condolences to the family on your loss of a wonderful man.

  11. Janice Laman Beruk
    Oroville, CA

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Dub. Please accept our condolences.

  12. Brenda Cox Sal.
    Victoria, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Dub's family.

  13. Carolyn woolcott
    Albuquerque, NM

    I grew up next door to Roy and Johnnamae who were my Uncle and Aunt. When I was little I always thought any body that was related to my cousins, Bill and Dean, was my relatives too! I was sorry to hear Dub died!
    My thoughts are with the wonderful Laman family!

  14. Ernie Brown
    Artesia, NM

  15. Curtis and Kaye Teel
    Artesia, NM

    Dub was a great friend, that I have known for many years.
    He will be greatly missed.

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