- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 15, 1928
- Date of passing: Dec 19, 2013
|Let the memory of J. Smith Lanier be with us forever.|
Smith Lanier passed into the hands of his Lord on Thursday evening at East Alabama Medical Center.
He was 85 years old. He leaves a legacy of integrity, service and commitment to God, family and country.
A service celebrating the life of J. Smith Lanier will be held Monday at 11:00 AM (EST) at Spring Road Christian Church in Lanett, AL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Spring Road Christian Church, Point University, Springwood School, Boy Scouts of America, or the charity of your choice.
Professional services provided by McCarthy Funeral Home Inc. in West Point Georgia. http://www.Mccarthyfuneralhomeinc.com
"I know Mr. Smith is missed even more on his birthday. I met a lady this weekend that just retired two weeks ago from your Carrollton,GA office and she spoke so highly of Mr. Smith, not only as a boss, but as a man and the company he represented and left behind. A friend for years.
Jennifer "Morgan" Chadwick SHS '75"
"Hope the memories of wonderful Christmas' will fill your hearts this season. Love and prayers to all of the family. Jennifer "Morgan" Chadwick"
"Ms. Bettty, Ellen, Elizabeth and Carroll,
I am so very sorry that it has been such a length in time since your husband and dad's death. I was viewing McCarthy's website and saw this. My heart goes out to you all. I cetainly know what you have been through. There is something about being "Daddy's Girls." My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you as you travel this road. My fondest thoughts are the first time I saw your dad was prior to Springwood being built. My family rode up to the site on the weekend and we talked to your dad at the platform that had the drawings of what Springwood was going to be. We ALL had the enthusiasm of what was going to be some of the most memorable days of our lives. Love you all--Jennifer and Ashley Chadwick"
"When I moved back to West Point after getting married, I had a chance to be part of the leadership at Spring Road Christian Church and therefore, to be able to sit around the table with Smith Lanier. Wow, what a tremendous blessing in my life and a span of time that I will always cherish. Truly, a man of wisdom."
"I had the honor of working with Mr. Lanier. He was truly a man of God and was welcomed in heavan with open arms. I know his vision will continue is those he touched, including me. Our prayers are with the Lanier Family. God Bless you."
"So long old friend. I will see you tomorrow in our mansions in glory.
"Mr. Lanier will be truly missed. He was the kindest and nicest man that I have ever known. Lynne Ray Pugh"
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