Ash Flat, AR
Lanny J. Williams, age 70, of Ash Flat, AR, passed away in his home on Sunday, December 9, 2012. He was surrounded with his family and friends. Lanny was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He retired as District Chief from the Des Moines Fire Dept. after 33 years of service, moving to Arkansas in 1996. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Maxine Williams. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 30 years, Cheryl Williams; three daughters, Jodi Williams of Des Moines, Julie Vaughn of Missouri and Amy Lenex of Glencoe, AR; one son, TSGT Robert Barnett of Maryland; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Dustian, Makayla, Jessica, Cody, Joanna, Jesse and Makinze.
Lanny requested no funeral, a memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Highland Elks Lodge at 6 p.m.
His wish was for no flowers, donations may be made to the Dean Crum Christmas Baskets Fund at the Highland Elks.
Published in Des Moines Register from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012