Tommy Ray Lanier

September 22, 1957 - November 20, 2016
Tommy Ray Lanier

Tommy Ray Lanier passed away peacefully on November 20, 2016.

He is survived by his mother Frances Lanier, uncle H.T. Morris, soulmate of many years Carol Morgan and stepdaughter Rebecca Morgan, his very good friend Kyle “Kyleson” Coston, uncle Benny “Tump” Lanier, aunt Jean Lanier and family, sister-in-law Barbara Lanier Baker and her children Nicole, Jennifer and Nick, as well as James Aaron and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Toby Lanier and father Tom Lanier. He had many special friends that were like family including Keith Hales and countless more.

Tommy’s perfect day was spending riding his motorcycle, playing with his kitties, and drinking Port City Java coffee.

A celebration of his life will be at his favorite place, Greenfield Transmission, located at 1002 S. 16th Street, Wilmington, NC at 11:00am on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Food will be provided. Please bring pictures and memories.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to give a donation of your choice to the New Hanover Humane Society by visiting A thousand thanks.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • November 22, 2016
    Juanita Greer -Sullivan says:
    Tommy was a very special person. There is not enough room to say how special he was. Love so many people and riding in the wind. He will be miss by so many.

  • November 23, 2016
    Sharon Hales Smith says:
    My prayers are with the Lanier Family. To my dear friend Connie Lanier Hewett, I remember all of the hilarious stories you would share with me while we worked away at HeatCraft that involved Tommy and Toby. I am sorry for your loss. I know that all of you were so close. Please pass along my condolences to your mother Jean. With love, Sharon Hales Smith