John William Lanning

March 22, 1947 - September 15, 2020

03/22/1947 - 09/15/2020

Past Services

Monday September 21, 2020
10:00 am
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
757-461-4054 | Directions

Virginia Beach, VA – John William Lanning, 73, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on
September 15, 2020.
Johnny was born March 22, 1947 in Rome, GA. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran
of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents William Frank and Ellen Lanning, his
sisters Patty Holmes and Maureen Lanning.
He will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Bill (Betsy) Lanning, sister; Teri Lanning, niece’s; Diana
(Rob) Manipis, Maureen (Paul) Sawyer, Rosie (Bruce) Donnelly, nephews; Brian (Danielle) Lanning and
Jimmy Lanning. He will also be dearly missed by his great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Monday, September 21, at 10:00 am in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk VA, 23502.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations sent to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 691 Princess Anne
Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. You may offer your condolences and share memories below.

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Ellen Burns
2 years ago

John, you will be missed in the Pungo Blackwater library and community. Your smile and handshake were part of our daily routine especially your movie questions! You kept the staff on their toes as we located actors and actresses to the many movies that you would watch. We look forward to your daily visits and now we wish you peace.

Ellen Burns
2 years ago

John you Will be missed by everyone in the Pungo Blackwater area. Especially the Pungo Blackwater library and staff. We loved your daily visits especially your smile and handshake as you would leave us every day and tell us to tell the family hello! You always had a smile to share with not only the staff but our library customers. Your movie questions kept us on top of things and even puzzled us some days as we tried to find the answer for you. But that’s what libraries are for and we were always glad to be there for you. May you rest in peace but know that you will always be a memory!