Earl Leroy Lanning, Jr. January 16, 1963 - May 30, 2021

Earl “Buddy” Leroy Lanning Jr. 58, of Hendersonville passed away at home on Sunday, May 30, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the son of Earl and Dorothy Linder Lanning.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clyde “Mike” Lanning.

Earl loved working with horses and spent many years doing so prior to his health preventing him.  He also greatly enjoyed building model cars and working with LEGOS.

Surviving him is his wife, Deborah Lanning; three daughters, Heather Lanning and fiancé Navor Lopez, Krystal Dale, Brittany Lopez and husband Juan; six grandchildren; three sisters, Pam Leonard, Melissa Lanning and Diane Lanning; two brothers, Donnie and Ronnie Lanning.

A celebration of life will be held 2pm on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the home of Elizabeth & Bruce Holzchuh; 164 Old Holbert Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  1. Trish pittillo says

    Our heart goes out to the family of Earl, we are sending many prayers for each one of you. Earl was a wonderful man and a blessing in each of our lives… We will definitely miss him.