Gene O. Lanier

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“My sympathy goes out to Sheree and Matt and Laura. Gene was a faithful member of Providence Merhodist and he will be missed so much. Gene was such a...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Lecount - Yorktown, VA

“Coach Lanier was such a great coach and an even better person. I played tennis at THS from 1978-1981. Even though he wasn't the girls' tennis coach,...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: LeeAnn Dolinger Kelley - NC

“Gene was a good friend and mentor. Cary Daniels ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Gene was a good man. He was funny, witty, kind, and sincere. I always liked talking with him and seeing him. He made a difference in the lives of...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Jay Richardson - Bristol, TN

“Sheree,Pat and I send our love and condolences on Gene's passing. Gene was one of those people that affected my life to what I am today. I got in...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Layton Brenegan - Williamsburg, VA

“Many great memories of Coach Lanier. The one trait in him I always admired was his calm and even temperament. God Bless. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Kermit Lowry - Marietta, GA

“Sheree, Laura and Matt- Thinking of you all with much love and prayers. We were so sad to hear about Gene. Though we haven't seen you all in quite a...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Terry and Kelly Payne - Kingwood, TX

“We sure want to thank coach for touching our lives and instilling awork ethic that we still use today. Each time I meet a teammate at the grocery...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: David Tester - Bluff City, TN

“One of my favorite teachers/coaches at Tennessee High School and most importantly a wonderful person. Thanks for all you did coach Lanier! Go rest...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Jason Harter - Bristol, TN

“So sorry for your loss. Coach you will be missed. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Leslie

“Sheree, Matt and Laura,You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Sorry you your loss! Geno was great person and mentor to many of us! Much Love! ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Whitney Walker - Knoxville, TN

“So sad and shocking to learn of Bucky's passing. He was a huge presence at Providence UMC and always had a smile on his face, kind words, and a...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Steve & Maria Peters - Yorktown, VA

“Gene Lanier was a great colleague and dear friend when I taught with him at Vance Jr. High. My deepest sympathy to his family. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Gretchen Lampe - Baton Rouge, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Coach Lanier was loved by my THS class of 1980. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Kim Esser Shipley - Chattanooga, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sherie, and the whole family!! Bucky was a a great guy and loved by all. Much Love, Bryon ,Dabney, Abigayle and...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Bryon White - Yorktow, VA

“Gene Lanier was my tennis team coach from 1977-1979 in Bristol, Tn at Tennessee High. He taught me many a life lesson through his coaching. I...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Lillard - Chapel Hill, NC

“I was sad to hear about Coach Lanier's passing. He was our tennis team's coach in Bristol in 1979. I learned many valuable lessons from him, like...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest condolences to the Lanier Family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Jacobs - Hampton, VA


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Gene passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Gene was a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia at the time of passing.

He was a former resident of Williamsburg and graduated from James Blair High School.

Gene was a coach and teacher with the Bristol, Tennessee City Schools until his retirement, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Douglas Akers officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service and following the interment at a reception in the church social hall.

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