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OBITUARY: Richard C. Lanier

Richard C. Lanier, 84, of Marston passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

He was born in Alamance County, a son of the late Earl and Anna Poindexter Lanier. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Mr. Lanier served in the U.S. Army. He started with the N.C. Highway Patrol in 1961 and retired from N.C. DMV in 1988 with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Marston Baptist Church. He was a past member of the Hamlet Lions Club, serving as president for two years. He was in charge of the Hamlet Fair concessions for many years. He enjoyed cooking barbecue for family and friends. A favorite pastime was spending time with his Hamlet Hardeeā€™s breakfast group for their daily “board meeting.”

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Aletha Teague Lanier of the home; daughter, Lynn Lanier of Aberdeen; son, Rick Lanier, and wife Karen, of Indian Trail; grandchildren, Katelyn Cole and husband Spencer, Seth Agee, Cassie Agee, Sarah Lanier, and Andrew Lanier and wife Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Haley Cole, whom he adored; a sister, Libby Long of Burlington.

The family will receive friends the evening of Monday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet.


A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Richmond County Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Ritter and the Rev. David Marks officiating with military honors.

The family would like to thank the staff of 2 Reid at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for their care and compassion with Richard and his family.

Memorials may be made to Marston Baptist Church, 2361 U.S. Hwy 1 N., Marston, NC 28363; or FirstHealth Cancer Care Fund, Foundation of FirstHealth, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Online condolences may be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is serving the Lanier family.

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