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COLUMBUS - George McCoy Lanning, Jr., 59, of Columbus, NC, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2013, at his home and went into the loving arms of his wife. He was a lifelong resident of NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Fowler Lanning who died December 1, 2009 and his brothers, James and Jesse Lanning; He was the son of the late George McCoy Lanning, Sr., and Daisy Raines Lanning of Woodfin.
He was of the Christian faith, and was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and had a great love for children.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Shannon Lanning; two brothers, David and Ricky Lanning; one sister, Anne Bradley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral will be at 11 am Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
A guest book or sympathy card is available at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 6, 2013