Larry Elmer Lanning Jr.

Larry Elmer Lanning Jr., 48, of Dallas, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Mr. Lanning was born in Kingston on May 22, 1965, and was the son of Larry Elmer Lanning Sr. of Sweet Valley and Judy Cavill Redington and of Noxen.

Larry graduated from Lake-Lehman High School and was currently employed by Lyndsay Lawn and Garden, Ashley.

He was a member of the American Legion at Harveys Lake and the ARMA Lawnmower Association.

He enjoyed working on his several Jeeps and lawnmowers.

Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Lynn Smith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn (Chicky) Sherman; daughters, Lyndsay Cupp and her husband, William, Dallas; and Stefanie Lanning, Dallas; stepson, Kyle Walkowiak, Dallas; stepdaughter, Kara Walkowiak, Dallas; brother, Kenneth Lanning, Harveys Lake; sisters, Lisa Lanning, Swoyersville; Annette Dunn, Sweet Valley; and Linda Pilosi, Prospect; stepmother, Joanne Lanning, Sweet Valley; stepfather, Raymond Redington, Noxen; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Bob Ryder of Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 1, 2014