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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
John Lanning Jr.

John Lanning Jr.

Friday, September 29th, 1933 Saturday, June 29th, 2019

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Obituary for John R. Lanning Jr.

John R. Lanning, Jr., of Gerrardstown, WV, passed away surrounded by family on 06/29/2019 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.

Born 09/29/1933, in Washington, DC, he was the eldest of five children born to the late John R. Lanning, Sr., and Mildred R. (McMahon) Lanning.

He attended parochial schools in Prince George’s County, MD. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. He was employed as a logistics engineer for over 30 years at various firms under contract to the U.S. Navy. He was active in the Boy Scouts in the 1970’s and 1980’s, serving as a volunteer for Pack 424 and Troop 424 in Waldorf, MD. He was a past Scoutmaster of Troop 424. He served on the Pit Crew for the La Plata (MD) High School Marching Band in the late 1980’s. Always active in retirement, he worked part-time assembling children’s bicycles and electric toys at the Toys R Us in Waldorf, MD. He was a member of American Legion Post 14 in Martinsburg, WV. He was known for his charming dry wit, always able to interject humor into any situation. Up to the end he had the medical staff laughing. He cared deeply for his family, giving detailed instructions for their care until he drew his last breath.

He is survived by daughter, Cynthia L. Drummond (Thomas), of Gerrardstown, WV; son Jeffrey S. Lanning (Lynn), of Lansdale, PA; son, John D. Lanning (Camie) of North Logan, UT; six grandchildren, Noah and Jennifer Drummond, Jessica and Abby Lanning, and Tiffany and David Lanning; brothers, Alfred Lanning, Joseph Lanning (Joan), Robert Lanning (JoAnne), sister, Regina Lanning, sister-in-law, Geraldine Piatt Ready, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Catherine Elaine (Long) Lanning; brother-in-law, Curtis Piatt; sister-in-law, Shirley Lanning; nephew, Eddie Lanning; and niece, Carol Piatt.

Service 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rob Carter officiating.

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    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
    CHELTENHAM, MD
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
    11301 Crain Hwy
    Cheltenham, MD

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Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

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Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
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US Navy Veteran, John R. Lanning, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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