Mark Lanier

January 13, 1958 - October 25, 2022

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Lauren Mark Lanier, age 64, of Texarkana, Arkansas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in a local hospital.

Mr. Lanier was born on January 13, 1958, in Munich, Germany. He was a master craftsman and carpenter. He was a hardworking individual and a talented blacksmith. Mark was employed with Lumber Tech, formerly known as Dyke Industries, in Texarkana and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Lanier.
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Melinda Lanier of Texarkana, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and James Shaw of Texarkana, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Kristy Lanier of Texarkana, Arkansas; his father and stepmother, Lauren and Opal Lanier of Gillsburg, Mississippi; one brother and one sister-in-law; Chuck and Sandy Lanier of McComb, Mississippi; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sydney and Jerry Weber of Chatham, Illinois; and Laney Lanier and Christopher Hoelzel of Lacombe, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Lucas Lanier, Lani Lanier, Grant Shaw, Carter Shaw, and Bo Shaw and a number of other relatives.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be at 4:00 P. M. Friday, October 28, 2022, at Trinity Baptist Church, with Rev. Josh Mudford officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas.

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Memorials may be made to Hosean International Ministries at hosean.org

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