Michael Todd Lanning Sr.

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Michael Todd Lanning, Sr.

MOCKSVILLE - Michael Todd Lanning, Sr., 44, of Elmore Road, died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

He was born Dec. 19, 1968, in Davie County. Mr. Lanning was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during Desert Storm. He had been employed at Gravely Tractor, CTR and with Freightliner. Recently he was a truck driver and had been a part-time mechanic for 20 years. Mr. Lanning was a firefighter who served Davie County in various departments for over 25 years. He was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and looking for artifacts. Mr. Lanning was an easy-going, friendly person who never met a stranger and had a smile that you just couldn't forget.

He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather; a loyal son, brother and a friend to many. He will greatly be missed.

Survivors include his father, Harold Lanning, Sr.; his mother, Shirley Lanning Webb (Jerry); two sons, Michael Todd Lanning, Jr. (Kristin) and Justin Seth Lanning; two grandchildren, Kami and Hunter Lanning, all of Mocksville; three brothers, David Lanning of Mocksville, Dennis Lanning (Johnna) of Advance and Marty Lanning (Daphne) of Wilkes County; and nieces and nephews, Spencer and Shelton Lanning, Eva and Luke Lanning, Christy Boles and Anthony Wade.

Service & Visitation: A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darren Crotts and Dr. Darrell Cox officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: They request that memorials be considered for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727; or Davie County Fire and Rescue Association, c/o Jim Dwiggins, 4554 US Hwy 64 W, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 12, 2013
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