Lamar Fike – Memphis Mafia Member Lamar Fike was larger-than-life figure member of the Elvis entourage. He worked lighting while Elvis appeared in Vegas and took care of the Kings transport needs.
Elvis nickname for Lamar Fike was Buddha and first met Elvis by just hanging out in front of Elvis Audubon Drive home until finally invited by Elvis mother Gladys. Lamar passed away very peacefully, Friday, January 21.
Lamar Fike in hospital: Lamar Fike, member of the Memphis Mafia was hospitalised last year in October for lymphoma. Unfortunately he did not improve and was sent back to the hospital about a month ago.
Outside of Red West, Lamar Fike was with Elvis the longest and he remained close to him until Elvis’ passing. Lamar was also very close to Elvis’ mother.
Lamar Fike wishes to be cremated will be carried out and the Brown, Owen, Brumley Funeral Home, Ft.Worth are handling his funeral.
Elvis bought Fike a number of cars and when drafted in 1958 Lamar Fike tried to enlist but was turned down because of his weight problem. For a time in 1962 Fike left the Elvis inner circle to become the manager foe singer Brenda Lee only to return a few years later Lamar Fike became infamous three Memphis Mafia members when he was accredited in the Albert Goldman book ELVIS
Lamar Fike and Elvis Presley Hilton International Las Vegas 1969