James Russell Lanier

Mr. James Russell (Jimmy) Lanier, 77, died Nov. 4, 2019.


Mr. Lanier was born May 8, 1942, in Marshall County. He retired from Rogers Group and was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, a fisherman and a motorcycle enthusiast. He is preceded in death by parents, Herschel Lanier and Beulah Collins Lanier; beloved daughter Heather Lanier; and brothers, Tommy Lanier and Wayne Lanier.


Funeral services were Nov. 8 at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in New Zion Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to New Zion Baptist Building Fund, 1595 Sumac Road, Pulaski, TN 38478.


Survivors include wife Wanda Newton Lanier of Goodspring; sons, Ray Lanier and wife Hope, Tim Edwards, Lee Edwards and wife Marissa, Brian Lanier and wife Keesha, all of Pulaski; daughters, Christina Vanwormer and husband Dan, Lisa Hughes and husband Kyle, all of Pulaski; special sister Debbie Pryor Rose and husband James of Pulaski; sister Frances Johnson and husband Arnold of California; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and furry friends, Poco, Scooter, Bella and Cooper.

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