George McCoy Lanning, Jr., 59, of Columbus, NC, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 2, 2013, at his home and went into the loving arms of his wife. He was a lifelong resident of NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Fowler Lanning who died December 1, 2009 and his brothers, James and Jesse Lanning; He was the son of the late George McCoy Lanning, Sr., and Daisy Raines Lanning of Woodfin;
He was of the Christian faith, and was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and had a great love for children.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Shannon Lanning; two brothers, David and Ricky Lanning; one sister, Anne Bradley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral will be at 11:00am Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10-11am Thursday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.