Samuel "Dick"


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Samuel "Dick" Lanier

Jun 20 1912 - Jan 05 2007

Mr. Samuel “Dick” Lanier, age 94, of Plano, Texas passed away January 5, 2007 in Plano. He was born June 20, 1912, in Oklahoma to Francis Marion and Margaret (Faust) Lanier. On December 7, 1998 he married Juanita Bruner in Plano, Texas. He is survived by his wife Juanita; sons James Lanier and his wife Betty of Allen and Sam Lanier and his wife Carol of Plano; step-children Jon Barrett of Sunset Valley, Arkansas, Jim Barrett and his wife Carolyn of Plano, Kristi Gray of Plano, Leanne Best and her husband Jason of Rockwall, Karla Sappington and her husband Bobby of Missouri, James Blanchett, Jr. and his wife Cherie of Mt. Pleasant and Angela Thomas and her husband Sammy of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren including C. J. White, Jacob White Abraham Tannenbaum and Nicholai Tannenbaum whom he was helping to raise; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives Vesta Lanier and Mary Lanier; son Gerald Lanier; three brothers; and three sisters. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2006 at Allen Cemetery with Chaplain Bob Swift officiating. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Saturday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 PM.
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