Mr. Truman Eldred Lanier, age 79, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Lanier was born in Statesboro to the late Moncess Eldred and Dealva Mitchell Lanier on July 11, 1940. He was an ironworker for Local 709 with 34 years of service, member of Beulah Baptist Church and the Pembroke Masonic Lodge #469 F&AM. Mr. Lanier was an avid football fan, outdoorsman, an excellent cook, loved to dance but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clayton Lanier.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Jacquelyn “Jackie” Crosby Lanier of Pembroke; sons, Mark Lanier and his wife Paula of Stilson, Truman Avery Lanier of Pembroke; daughters, Jacquelyn “Cissy” Scarlett Lanier of Pembroke, Melody Hunt and her husband Donnie of Pembroke and Alexis “Paige” Yates of Pembroke; sisters, Janice Smith of Woodstock, GA, Joyce Meadows and her husband Marvin of Milledgeville, Alice Dowd and her husband John of Pembroke, and Carolyn Dealva Lanier of Pembroke; brothers, Wayman “Tuffy” Lanier of Pembroke and Robert Lanier of Nevils; grandchildren, Logan Lanier, Lilly Lanier, Jackie Dwight Lanier, Avery Blaze Lanier, Chase Tanner Hunt, Dalton “Gage” Hunt, Avery Jace Yates, Raelynn Jade Yates and Weston James Yates and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Flanders Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dan Bryant officiating.
Burial will follow at Ash Branch Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Lanier, Shawn Bowen, Hunter Yates, Ryan Robertson, Will Rentz and Dowse Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Local 709 Ironworkers Union and Mike Bradford.
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Flanders Morrison Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Truman Eldred Lanier.