Mr. Wade Jefferson Lanier, age 83 of 4 Poppys Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence.
A son of the late Robert Sylvester Lanier and Minnie Mae Pressley Lanier, he was born August 24, 1933 in Oconee County, South Carolina having lived all his life in Stephens County. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was in the grading business for a number of years and had worked for his son with Lanier Grading and Construction. He owned and operated Lanier Upholstery for 45 years. He was a member of Toccoa Creek Baptist Church, a former deacon and Sunday School Teacher and R.A. Leader for a number of years. He loved fishing with his buddies. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kim Lanier, by three brothers, Lee, Robert and Frank Lanier and by a sister, Myrtle Lanier Shedd.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Linda Loudermilk Lanier; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Ronnie Stroud of Martin; son, Jeff Lanier and his fiancé`, Debbie Gabrels of Toccoa; grandson, Jamie Lanier; one brother, Fleming “Flip” Lanier of Decatur; two sisters, Annie Massey of Huntsville, Alabama and Carolyn Dooley and husband Dean of Hartwell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Cathy Loudermilk of Toccoa; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2 O’clock PM at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with The Reverend Jerry Rylee, The Reverend Phil McAllister and The Reverend Phillip Garrett officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Willie Gunn, Stephen Caudell, Kenny Scott, Bobby Scott, Gary Loudermilk and John Massey. Honorary escort will be his former R.A. Members and should assemble at the church by 1:30 PM.
The family will be at the home on Poppys Lane and will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 PM until 4 PM and 6 PM until 9 PM.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Toccoa Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Falls Road, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 or to the Stephens County American Cancer Society, c/o Jerry Snell, 575 Rosedale, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 in memory of Mr. Wade Jefferson Lanier.
Interment will follow in the Toccoa Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with The Reverend Joey Whitlock officiating. Military Honors by the Georgia National Guard Honor Guard the V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard. Acree-Davis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Wade Jefferson Lanier.