Nathaniel Jackson Lanier Sr., 89, of Guyton, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born in Waycross to the late Walter Raleigh and Ruth Lanier. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi Plummer Lanier; sister, Mary Lanie; and son, Nathaniel Jackson "Jack" Lanier Jr.
He was a member of the Thunderbolt Masonic Lodge in Thunderbolt, Georgia and later a member of the Raeford Masonic Lodge # 306 in Raeford, where he resided for a number of years. He had been employed with the Corp of Engineers and later with the City of Savannah. He was a member of Christ Baptist Church in Ellabell. He served in the National Guard Unit of the Georgia Hussars, 101stC.A.V.M. and was a member of American Legion Post 209. He enjoyed Bible reading every day, story writing about his grandchildren and gospel and classical music. His greatest wish was for all of his grandchildren to be saved. He had a kind heart and love for everyone, always sharing the love of his Savior with others.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Lanier; children, Gloria Gibson (Jimmy), Jean McClendon (Bill), Robert (Melodie), Billy and Terrell (Toni) Criswell; daughter-in-law, Karen Lanier; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Pooler, Georgia, with burial to follow at Lower Black Cemetery.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com