The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


September 28, 2012

J.W. Laningham

Memorial services for J.W. Laningham, 68, of Grapeland, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Grapeland, with Stafon Brown officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mr. Laningham died Sept. 20 at his home.  

He was born Oct. 6, 1943 to Ira Benjamin Laningham and Bertha Agnes Spears Laningham in Oakwood. He worked in the oil field and served with the Navy during Vietnam.

Mr. Laningham was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters and three brothers.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary Laningham; daughter, Johnna McKinney and husband Gregg; stepdaughter, Michelle Fisher and husband Mike; son, John Westley Laningham Jr. and wife Amy; daughter, Terica Wilson and husband Glenn; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and special nephew, Fred Henson.

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