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LANFORD, John C. JOHN C. "BIG JOHN" LANFORD John C. "Big John" Lanford, age 82 of Snellville, GA entered into God's Kingdom and his wife's loving arms on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He passed away peacefully and comfortably in his home. John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean Lanford of 56 years of marriage. He is also preceded in death by his parents and is survived by three children; Johnny C. Lanford and wife Debbie of Conyers, GA., Kenny D. Lanford of Royston, GA and Teresa J. Lanford of Snellville, GA; one sister-in-law, Louise Hernandez of Lawrenceville, GA., four grandchildren, Kathryn Alvarez, Erin Shin, Morgan Rath and Joey Stanley; six great grandchildren, one nephew, two nieces and numerous great nieces and nephews. John served in the Air Force and fought for his country in the Korean Conflict. Big John was a loyal and dedicated fan of the Atlanta Braves for many years. He enjoyed other teams and different sports and was an excellent coach and mentor for his children and others. It was Big John's request that all who attend his service wear their favorite sports attire. A Graveside Service Honoring the Life of John C. "Big John" Lanford will be held Friday, November 8 at 1:00pm at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 12noon until service time at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 7, 2013
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