John Wayne Laney Sr., 80, of Granite Falls passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation. He was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Caldwell County to the late John Phillip and Mamie Hartley Laney. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Cornett, and one son, Eddie Laney.
Mr. Laney was known as “Bad Habit.”
Survivors include one son, John Laney Jr. and wife Lucille of the home; two daughters, Wanda Laney and Brenda Webb, both of North Carolina; one brother, Benny Laney and wife Silvia of Hudson; one sister, Vivian Bare of Lenoir; nine grandchildren, Shane Laney and wife Summer, Bradley Laney and Heather Link, Jeremy Davis, Christopher Sipes, Phillip Henry, Michael Church, Jessica Church, Christianna Spink, and Journey Webb; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID-19, no services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveen
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Laney family.