David Duane Lanier

August 10, 1958 - May 18, 2018
David Duane Lanier

David Duane Lanier born August 10, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, age 59 of Rocky Point passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Beloved son of Eloise and the late Burnie. Caring father of Jessica, Jojo (Randi) and James (Elizabeth). Proud grandpa (Pops and Papa) of 9; great-grandpa of 4. Dear brother of Patsy (Junior) Santiago, Adrian Drost, Theresa (Don) Sailer. Preceded in death by his father James “Burnie” Lanier and his brother James Eddie Lanier. Also, survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Wilmington Chapel

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910.791.9099.


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  • May 21, 2018
    Jessie Lanier lit a candle:
    Lit since May 21, 2018 at 5:23:23 AM

  • May 21, 2018
    Vicky Carver says:
    I never knew David, but I know his mother Eloise, two of his sisters, some cousins and his niece Veronica. I have grown to love them all very much. My prayers are for God’s comfort for the entire family.

  • May 21, 2018
    Eva & Alex Congleton says:
    May God’s Peace and Confort be with the entire Lanier/Cribb families of David. David spent many years in Wilmington working at Neuwirth Motors and D&E Dodge. David will be missed by all that knew him.

  • May 21, 2018
    Debbie Cribb Basinger says:
    I will always cherish the memories of all of us cousins growing up together in Milwaukee. We were all a family of one, back in those days. Some of the best days of our lives. My heart goes out to his Lanier /Cribb family David, you will be missed my cousin.

  • May 21, 2018
    Charles Edward Cribb says:
    So sorry to hear of this sad news. David, your Uncle Buddy loved you and will miss you. Praying for peace for all. Praying for my dear Sister Elouise,