Lanny Ray Williams, age 62 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family.


Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Eugene Ussery and Reverend John Chavis. Burial will follow at White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


A native of West Tennessee, he was a loving gentle spirit of a man, who loved his family and everyone he met. Lanny retired after 30 years from the North Carolina Department of Administration Facility Management.  After retirement he spoiled his grandchildren and worked for the Sanford Herald and Coopers Pharmacy. He was a son of the late James Lester and Bernice Williams and step-mother, Mary Lou Williams and was preceded in death by brother: Lynn Williams; step-sister Betty Lou Williams.


Lanny is survived by: his wife of 41 years Kay Wilson Williams; daughter: Tracy McCaskill and husband Mitchell; son: Matthew Williams and wife Brandy; grandchildren: Reese’, Maggie, Meghan, Jacob, Jackson, Savannah, Mason, Wyatt; sisters: Becky Johnson, Darlene Redd; step-sisters: Annette Carroll, Faye Stallings, Ruth Tackett, Judy Henley, Denise Sisco; step-brother: Gary Sisco; sister in law: Jackie Utley.


The family will receive friends on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home and at other times at the home.


Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.




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  1. Dearest Kay, Tracy, Matthew and Lanny’s precious grandchildren- Lanny was a sweet, gentle and kind man who loved his family dearly. He was our brother and even though the miles from NC to TN kept us from seeing you all as much as we would have liked, you

  2. Kay, Tracy, Matthew and family,

    My sympathy to all of your family. Lanny was a gentleman always and I know he will be missed by many. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Hugs and prayers for comfort.

  3. Kay, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. I passed your house this morning and saw the signs and flowers and then I saw it was your husband. I have been where you are now and I can tell you that surely the loving God we serve will be wit

  4. Our beloved brother Lanny. A kind gentle soul from the time he came to live with us until the day he died. He will remain in our hearts forever. He loved his beloved Kay, Tracy, Matthew and their families. He loved his sisters and his brothers. He was big

  5. Dearest Kay, our prayer is that you will feel the loving arms of our Savior wrapped around you as you go through this time of extreme grief. Please know that we are praying for you and your children and the rest of the family. We love you.

  6. I worked with Lanny at the Department of Administration. He was a kind and gentle person who always spoke kinds words to everyone. He loved his family and spoke of them often. He will surely be missed. My sympathy to the family.

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