Kenneth Avery Lanier

Published 2:28 pm Friday, December 20, 2019

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Mr. Kenneth Avery Lanier, Sr. 84, of Fred Lanier Road, Mocksville, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born in Davie County on Dec. 22, 1934 to the late Avery Patrick and Maggie Josephine Beck Lanier.

He was a lifelong member of Ijames Crossroads Baptist Church and retired as a home builder. He enjoyed farming, fishing and cutting wood. He especially enjoyed antique tractors and was a member of the Piedmont Antique Power Association. He was a loving grandfather and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He was also preceded in death by: an infant son; 2 sisters, Shelby Lapish and Brenda Chaffin; and a brother, Wayne Lanier.

Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Virginia Boger Lanier of the home; a son, Ken Lanier Jr. (Kristi); a daughter, Jenny Lanier Ely (Jordon); 2 grandchildren, Kendall Lanier (Kailey Neal ) and Kayli Lanier; a sister, Mary Bell Prevette (Calvin), all of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Ijames Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Franklin Myers, Rowan Fay and Alex Heafner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Ijames Baptist (general fund), 1038 Ijames Church Road, Mocksville.