John Calvin Laningham, Jr.

John Calvin Laningham, Jr.
December 17, 1945 - March 24, 2010

Funeral services for John Calvin Laningham, Jr. age 64 of Jewett, Texas are set for 2 pm Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Walters Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas with Rev. Johnny Veretto officiating. Interment will be in the Buffalo City Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2 pm until 8 pm with the family receiving friends from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday at the Walters Buffalo Funeral Home.

John Calvin Laningham, Jr. was born in Buffalo, Texas on December 17, 1945 to John C. and Mae (Brown) Lanningham, Sr. He retired about a year ago from construction. He had worked as a safety consultant for around thirty years and was a DPS Officer for thirteen years. John was a good person; he would give the shirt off his back. He had many co-workers and friends. He was an athelete and a history buff. He enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Elmo Dean Laningham. John passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Tyler, Texas.

Survivors include his brother, Melvin Laningham, Sr. of Buffalo, Texas; his two sisters, Carolyn Slaughter and Shirley Helm, both of Buffalo, Texas; nieces, Johnette Clark, and Janie Gafford of Jewett, Texas, and Dana Tullos of Centerville, Texas; nephews, Sonny Tayor, Melvin Laningham, Jr., Michael Laningham, Matthew Laningham, and Steven Helm, all of Buffalo, Texas; numerous great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Association, 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan, Texas 77802 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116.

The pallbearers are Sonny Taylor, Melvin Laningham, Jr., Michael Laningham, Matthew Laningham, Steven Helm, and Jodie Ivey.

The honorary pallbearers are Chad Taylor and Jimmy Moore.

Funeral Services, Saturday March 27, 2010, 2 pm at Walters Buffalo Funeral Home.