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Charles Edward Lanier, Sr. 85, of Lexington passed away on May 23, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Charles was born on April 1, 1936 in Kinston, NC a son of the late Leslie and Mildred Whitfield Lanier.
Charles was raised at the American Children’s Home in Lexington, he attended Lexington Senior High School before joining the Air Force where he was enlisted for 20 years., he retired as a Master Sergeant. He then started Star Heating and Air Conditioning. Charles was a member of Macedonia Methodist Church in Southmont. He enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles.
In addition to his parents Charles is preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Lanier, Jr.; granddaughter, Heather Gray; and brother, Thomas E. Lanier.
Charles is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Nancy L. Lanier; son, Michael D. Lanier and wife Dee Dee; daughters, Deborah L. Gray and husband Stephen, and Catherine L. Jarvis and husband David. grandchildren, Stephanie Chapman (Jerry), Dale Gray (Brooke), Cameron Thomason (Jonathan), Mackenzie Jarvis McArthur (Hunter), and Sean Lanier; great grandchildren, Alex Hurtado, Eli Thomason, Cooper Thomason, Austin Gray and Evie Gray; brother, William Albert “Pete” Lanier and wife Debbie; sisters, Patricia Whitaker and Laura Marcotte.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Lanier family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Raymond and Sandi says
Rest In Peace Charlie! ????????✝️
Raymond and Sandi Lanier
Skippy and Edna Lanier
Gary and Claudia Lanier
John and Joanne Williams
Prayers for Nancy and all family
Allen Davis says
Sorry for your loss!
There are no words to say how much Chuck and Nancy’s friendship means to me! I will never forget all of the good times we have shared! Nancy I LOVE you so much and Chuck also because you were one! I believe we will be together again one day until then be strong knowing all of us who love you!❤️
Amy Allred says
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Charles was a special man and he always made me smile every time I took care of him. Over the years you and Charles became very special to me and it brightened my day when I would see y’all even if it was at the hospital most of the time. I am so blessed to have known him.
Mona Hawkins says
Sending my Love & Condolences to the Lanier Family. This man was a Joy to be around! Always picking and cutting up. Always could make you Smile! It was a Honor to have known you!
Chad and Lisa Philemon says
Jonathan,. We so sorry to hear about your Pawpaw. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chad and Lisa Philemon
George H Lumsden says
Nancy our sincere condolences to you and your family. I can only imagine how much you will miss him.
George and Sarah Lumsden
Rick Johnson says
As a fellow veteran, I would like to take the time to salute the honor of this gentleman. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lanier but I hope to chat with him after my final promotion.