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William Richard Lanier, Sr.: Clarendon

1944 – 2019

     William Richard Lanier, Sr., of Clarendon died Sunday, July 7, in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Whiteville. He was 74.

     Born July 31, 1944 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late William Rossie Lanier and Gladys Lee Cribb Lanier and the widower of Violet Soles Lanier.

     He is survived by two son, William Richard “Richie” Lanier, Jr. of Clarendon, and Shannon Lynn Lanier and wife Alicia of Clarendon; two brothers, Thurman Odell Lanier and wife Bonnie of Clarendon,   and Waylon Lanier and wife Barbara of Chadbourn; and four grandchildren, William Richard Lanier III, Rossie Blake Lanier, Kaitlynn Dawn Lanier and Hayden Lucas Lanier.

     In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one niece, Frankie Lanier.

     Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 in Inman Ward Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Gore Cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.