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Jack Lanning Jr.

Jack Lawrence Lanning Jr. died peacefully at home on March 2, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 94.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on March 13, 2014,at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Graveside services will be officiated by Pastor Kerry Brown.

Jack was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Marion, Ind., to Jack and Lola Lanning, and born again Feb. 28, 2014.

Jack was an acrobat and an avid fisherman, enjoyed dirt bike riding and camping, and later in life, sitting with his wife, watching wildlife in their front yard.

Jack was in the Army Air Corps, from 1943 to 1946, and was trained as a B-29 blister gunner pilot during World War II.

1 Thess. 4:13 says, “… that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” He will be missed by family and friends, but we know we shall see him again, one day, in heaven. 2 Cor. 5:8 says, “We are confident, … and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years, Reba Lanning; sonsåœ Jack and James (Kami) Lanning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, who died at birth.

Donations can be made to Bible Baptist Church in Marysville, or Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley.


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