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February 18, 2014

Harold Wade “Dink” Lanter

NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Harold Wade “Dink” Lanter, 70, of North Tazewell, Va. died Monday February 17, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C.

Born October 19, 1943 in Cripple Creek, Va., he was a son of the late, Orman E. Lanter and Edna King Lanter. He was a life-long resident of North Tazewell and previously attended Bluefield Gospel Hall in Bluefield, Va. He graduated from Bluefield State College with a Bachelors degree in Engineering and retired as an Engineer from Appalachian Power Company. He enjoyed doing yard work and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Sharon Lanter; two brothers, Doug Lanter and Ronnie Lanter; and one sister, Debbie Lanter.  

Survivors include one son, Chad Wade Lanter and wife, Sara of Lexington, N.C.; one daughter, Dawn Michelle William and husband, Philip of Lexington; four brothers, Orman “Coon” Lanter and wife, Judy of Cripple Creek, Va., Eddie “Bugs” Lanter and wife, Carol of Bluefield, Va., Billy “Dozel” Lanter and wife, Debbie of Fries, Va. and Kenneth Lanter of Cripple Creek; one sister, Mary “Sue” Lanter of Cripple Creek; four grandchildren, Stephen Williams and wife, Stephanie of Wilmington, Ohio, Amanda Rich and husband, Jon, Kayla Kassakatis and husband, Tim, and Chelsey Lanter, all of Lexington; three great-grandchildren, Noah, Brooke, and Blake Williams; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Charles E. Berry officiating.  

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.

Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting  Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Harold Wade “Dink” Lanter.

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