Larry Lewis Lanier, 71, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at home from complications from a battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Chapel of Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Azleland Memorial Park.
Larry was born March 29, 1942, in Fort Worth to John and Wanda Lanier. He met the love of his life, Sue Hampton in December of 1960. They married in Springtown on Sept. 21, 1962, and had been married 51 years at the time of his passing. He attended Azle High School and graduated in 1960. He was a lifelong resident of Azle, where he was involved in several public and civic organizations.
Larry served as a reserve officer and assistant fire chief of the volunteer fire department. His civic service included serving as co-chair of the Parks Department and chair of the Music in the Park Committee. Also, serving as treasurer and later president of the Senior Citizens Center. He served in many leadership roles in various churches throughout his life and believed deeply in his faith. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Springtown. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. The passion in his life came from a love of his family and love of his faith. His work career spanned 50 years in the automotive and grocery business.
Larry was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his loving wife, Sue; sons, Kenneth and wife, Rhonda and Tim and wife, Renee; mother, Wanda Ross; brothers, Bill and wife, Joretta and Jay and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Amber, Aaron, Lauren and Lane; and six great-grandchildren.
The Azle News,
Oct. 23, 2013 Edition