Lewis Laney, Jr.
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Candler - Lewis Laney, Jr., 59, of Candler, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at the John F. Keever, Jr., Hospice Solace Center.
Mr. Laney was born in Buncombe County and was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis ErvinLaney, Sr., and Elva Mae Wynes Laney, a nephew, Terry Pressley and father-in-law, Clifford Powell.
Lewis was an Army veteran and was a retired engineer with Norfolk-Southern Railway and was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, being at the beach, and deep sea fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Powell Laney; three sons, Michael Laney and wife, Jody, Cliff Laney, and Josh Laney and wife, Cassie; grandchildren, Aristin Laney, Paige Laney, and Whittier Laney; sisters, Reva Waldrup and husband, Charles, Shirley Gaylord and husband, Gene, Martha Edwards and husband, Bruce, Loretta Griffin and husband, Charles, and Brenda Parton; a brother, Ervin Laney and wife, Sharon; mother-in-law, Irnetta Powell, Sister-in-law, Wanda Bumgarner and husband, Ed; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Powell and wife, Sylvia and Tracy Powell and wife, Renee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Each one held a special place in his heart.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday at New Morgan Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James Walker and the Rev. Charles Griffin officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Morgan Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 370 Lake Drive, Candler, NC 28715.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family and the on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 24, 2013