Jerry Dale Lanning

Tuesday, February 16, 1965 - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Truly A Good Man

Photo of Jerry Dale Lanning  - 1965-2019

Clyde- Jerry Dale Lanning, age 54, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019.

A native of Haywood County, Jerry was born February 16, 1965 to Betty Rhinehart Lanning of Clyde, and the late William Ray Lanning.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Adalee and Julius Lanning,  Hubert and Frances Rhinehart and also a nephew, Jason Creson.

Jerry was the owner and operator of Lanning Logging and he spent many hours working among the mountains where he was born and raised.  He was a gifted mechanic and could build and repair anything, even rock crawlers. Jerry enjoyed fishing and hunting and he spent endless hours four-wheeling along our mountain dirt roads and even in the snow around the Max Patch Community. Jerry was blessed with a good and kind heart and he was loved by everyone. He was always there for those who needed him – no matter who it might be. A man who was dependable, a man who would give you the shirt off his back were the words used by his family to describe their beloved  “Pop Pop”. He will forever be remembered as a truly good man.         

Survivors include his significant other of 15 years, Christy Medford; children, Heather Ferguson (Andrew) of Clyde, Jeremy Lanning of Clyde, Paige Medford of Clyde, Kristyn Ray of Clyde, and Kaitlyn Jaynes (Heath) of Parrottsville, TN; grandchildren, Desiree, Liam, Khloe, Timber, Solomon, Lincoln, Freya, and Oaklee; sisters, Janice Creson (Lewis) of Canton, Rhonda Banks (Hyatt) of Canton, and Debra West (Stacy) of Clyde; and his nieces and nephews.

A gathering for family and friends to celebrate the life of Jerry will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Lanning family.

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for you loss..keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
Lisa Smith
Jerry was an Awesome friend and yes he would give you the shirt off his back! Rest In Peace ole buddy
Jay McCarso
Sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Bryan Parkins
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and to my family Christy and Paige my heart breaks for you both as well as two of my best friends Heather and Andrew Ferguson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and the days to come.
Kimberly & Keith Freeman
I'm praying for you and your family! Jerry was a GOOD man and will be missed by all that knew him!
Kelvin King
I have known Jerry for many years. He was a truly good man. I am so sorry for your loss. Wendy King at United Community Bank.
Wendy King
Love to you all. I am so sorry!
Julie Brock
Christy I am shocked to hear this. My Mom passed on Dec 12. I am so, so very sorry. My heart aches for you. I love you. I'm always here for you.
Cheryl Little
Sending my condolences. Thoughts, love, and prayers with the family!
Neal Anne Allison
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your Family.
Mary Phillips
I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry thru Napa and he was truly a great man..I’m so sorry for your loss,he will be missed.
Mike Henson
I'm going to miss you my little brother I hope God will bless you and hold your hand and help you on this journey you are taking I love you brother. Louie
Lewis Creson
Jeremy and family, saying special prayers for you. May God surround you with arms of comfort and bless you with beautiful memories of Jerry.
Karen Denty
Jerry was a good friend of mine for most of my 55 years. Janice,Rhonda and Deb , I'm so sorry for your loss . To his children and grand children I offer my condolences. Praying for you all. God speed my dear friend
david burgess
We are so sorry to hear of his passing! Jerry was a wonderful man! He will definitely be missed! Our love and prayers go out to the family!
Amanda and Magnum Rathbone
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. RIP Jerry.
Morrow family
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Jan Macolly
Prayer for the family. So sorry for this great loss.
Mary Rhinehart Chambers
My heart breaks for you and your girls, Christy. If I can do anything for you Please don't hesitate. I have been there and I can relate the lost feeling. Hold on to all the great memories they will pull you thru your darkest times. My Jason and I thought the world of him and I love you dearly.
Robin and Robert DuVal
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of a great man. We are praying for comfort for the family during this time. If you guys need anything please let us know.
Will and Emilie Carver
Jerry was wonderful man he was a great friend and he helped us with Luke when he was cutting his teeth Jerry you will be missed greatly and my deepest condolences to the family
Perry and Melissa Creson
So sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts, love and prayers to the family.
Carol Burnette Trammell