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