David Richard Lanning

December 12, 1935 - October 29, 2013
David Richard Lanning


David Richard Lanning age 77 of Carolina Beach, passed away October 29, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Born in Greensboro, NC to the late David Gilmer Lanning and Minnie Madeline Ridenhour. Mr. Lanning was retired from Southern Mechanical Products of Greensboro, NC and a member of Cape Fear Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Pearce of Carolina Beach; daughter, Sheila L. Allen of Greensboro, NC; brother, Brian and Natsume of Goldsboro; sisters, Barbara Durant of Las Vegas, Mae and Bill Craddock of Greensboro, Kathy and Dewey Smith of Jamestown.

Memorial Service will be 2 PM Saturday November 2, 2013 at Cape Fear Baptist Church with Rev David Craddy officiating.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Memorials can be made to the Cape Fear Baptist Church Children’s Fund.

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  • October 31, 2013
    Carolyn Mahon says:
    We are so, so very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He will ever be remembered from walking his beloved Beagle, Bernie, in our neighborhood. Prayers for the family, Tom and Carolyn Mahon

  • October 31, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.