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Celebrating the life of

L.A. Lanier

Passed away on August 14, 2021

L.A. Lanier

Lehmon Allen Lanier, 87, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Morningside of Savannah.  L.A. was born November 10, 1933 in Savannah to the late Lehmon and Enid Hughes Lanier.  He retired from Savannah Electric and Power Company after 30 years of service and was a member of Asbury Memorial Church.  L.A. was also a member of the Exchange Club of Savannah, the American Legion, and the Savannah Quarterback Club.  He was inducted in the Savannah Hall of Fame. 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Patrick Benton of Savannah, two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Tammy Lanier of Marietta, and Gary and Tricie Lanier of Alpharetta, GA.  Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Kirby Tyler of Elberton, GA, twelve grandchildren, Ansley, Wade, Dawson, Kelly, Matt, Kevin, Molly, Mikey, Wes, Wesley, Craig, and Chad, and also six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Asbury Memorial Church with The Rev. Billy Hester officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Mask required by the church)

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances may be made to Asbury Memorial Church, 1008 E. Henry Street, Savannah, GA 31401. 

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So sorry to hear of your dad passing. We always had a great time picking on each other way back when. Hope to be able to see you all on Thursday.

- Emily Saussy, Savannah , GA

May God bless LA and all of the family. I have only good memories of LA. He was a great teacher and mentor to me as I learned about the power business - especially field operations. LA and Rabun Jeffers always kept things interesting during REACT training. LA got me, a young novice, to throw-in a transformer fuse and when it exploded like a 12-guage shotgun going off, everyone got a big laugh, then came the lesson…look for faults, look for damage, look for all kinds of problems and potential trouble, then when you are sure that everything is good (in-the-clear) then you can make it hot and get the lights back on. LA was a good man with a good heart, a good personality, a jolly laugh, and he was a top professional when it came to “keeping the lights on.” God bless him.

- Jim Cone, Savannah , GA

I am sorry of the loss of your father. He was a good neighbor. Prayers for the family

- Judith Cory, Savannah , GA

To Gary and the Lanier family: I offer my sincere condolences and prayers on L.A.'s passing. He was a truly, good guy and will be missed. Warmest regards, Barry Wilson

- Barry Wilson, Chattanooga, Tennessee

A candle has been lit!

MAY COACH RIP LA WAS MY FIRST FOOTBALL COACH 50 YEARS AGO

- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

Gary and Randy, I’m sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man that will be missed. May his soul Rest In Peace!

- Brian Welch, Odessa, FL

Gary and Randy, I’m sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man that will be missed. May his soul Rest In Peace!

- Brian Welch, Odessa, FL

Terri, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Mark Lofton , Savannah , Georgia

It was with sadness I read of LA passing away. He was a good friend and it was always great to see him when he would stop in any of my restaurants over the years. He was my little league football coach and it always made him smile when I called him Coach LA! I will miss that smile and I know I am not alone. My prayers are with his family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace that only He can. He was a great guy! Dwell on the fond memories of good times and know there were many!

- Robyn Quattlebaum, Savannah, Georgia

Sorry to hear of LA passing he was a great first cousin always joking around and seem to enjoy life. Randy and Gary I don't if you remember it but I used to child sit you two when ya'll lived on 34 st.? I think just off Bee rd. we would play football in the front yard. I enjoyed watching you two play for Ga. Tech, when everyone was cheering on the dawgs I was rooting for you. Sorry for your lost LA will be missed prayer for the family.

- Rusty Lanier, Richmond Hill, GA

Randy & Gary my family is so sorry for your loss your dad was a very good man and we thank you for share him with us. LA is finally home now. God Bless!

- Drew McCuen 78', Savannah, Georgia

Randy and Gary, I am sorry to hear about your father's passing. He was such a warm person with a good heart. He will be missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

- Danny Ritzert, Savannah, GA

L.A. will be truly missed. Took me to my first baseball game and got my brothers and I there early so we could all get free cameras. Always kind and thoughtful. It was truly a pleasure to spend time with him as a kid. Riding around in his caddy and cracking jokes, taking us out to the golf course. All fond memories. Thank you for welcoming my brothers and I into your home. Till next time! I will always remember you buddy.

- Cooper Hart- HART FAMILY, St Augustine , FL

We are so sorry for your loss. LA was a kind sweet man. He will be missed. Prayers to you all. Michelle Leopold Margaret Lanier

- Michelle Leopold, Richmond Hill, GA - Georgia

Gary, Randy, and Terri I’m so sorry to hear of LA’s passing . I loved getting to know your parents when we were in high school. They were the best . LA will be missed. Love, Sarah Russo Fogarty

- Sarah Russo Fogarty, Savannah, Ga

Gary, Randy and Terri, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Both your Mom and Dad were a big part of my life as a youngster. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief. My mom will see you Thursday Sending Love your way. Nicky

- Nicky Evans, Toccoa, Ga.

Gary, Randy and Terri, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. What a great guy and friend. Always so much fun company. Such great stories!!

- Michael T. Powers, Savannah, Georgia

Gary, Randy, and Terri I am sorry to have heard the news of LA passing. May the good Lord embrace him and bless him. There are so many fun times that I had with him over last 30+ yrs that I will always remember. No matter what the occasion was whether getting on Savh QB club bus going to Athens for football game and doing my impersonations making everyone laugh or sitting at his table as a guest at QB Club Annual Bowl dinner enjoying his company and everyone seated with us. I always introduced him as the chairman of the boards. Whenever LA, Henry Rappe, and I got together there was never a dry eye because we were always laughing telling stories or jokes. Believe me LA had some funny stories. I use to tell those 2 guys if you ever need anything I'm a phone call away. Henry is probably telling LA right now " where you've been old buddy!? We've got some catching up to do." Right now the good Lord is telling LA at the Percy gates " LA come on in. Savh Electric has left the lights on for ya." One more thing the night LA was inducted into GSAHOF May 2015 he was overwhelmed with excitement and joy. Now he's in there forever with his two sons Gary and Randy. God bless you LA.

- Douglas "Goro" Welch, Savannah, Georgia

Randy and Gary, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad had a good run! May he Rest in Peace.

- David Parker, Silver Spring, MD

A candle has been lit!

- Jay and Jan (Holland) Ethridge , Alpharetta , Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Ben Fender , Savannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200