Pearl Lanning, 76, of Delaware, formerly of Ostrander and Dublin, passed away early Wednesday (June 27, 2012) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Nelsonville, to the late Pearl Sr. and Henrietta (Fuller) Lanning. Pearl worked for Marble Cliff Quarry and then he started his own business, Lanning Trucking Company. Everyone who knew Pearl as the guy that was “Lost in the 50’s,” because of his love for the music, cars and the ’50s lifestyle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge FAM 4, Worthington Chapter Eastern Star 287, Moose Lodge and the AACA (Antique Auto Club of America). He enjoyed going to car shows such as the Good Guys Custom Cars and spending time with his family.
Pearl is survived by her wife of 55 years, JoEllen “Jody”; a daughter, Carol (Kim) Testa; a son, John (Laura Wolery) Lanning; four grandchildren, Laura and Jenny Lanning and Sean and Shae Testa; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Lanning; and two sisters, Katheryn Nelson and Betty Barrett.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center (1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center with burial following in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Pearl’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To share a memory of Pearl or to express a condolence to the family please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com.