David Maurice Lanier, 65, of Bentonville, Ark. died Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. David is preceded in death by parents, Rev. Maurice Lanier and Ruth Marie Lanier. David is survived by his sister, Ruth Ann Lanier of New York and his brother, Donald Lanier of Bentonville. David was a graduate of Bentonville High School and attended Hendrix College before graduating from the University of Arkansas. He was a well known writer and sports editor of the Benton County Record and Springdale News and received accolades for writing a series of articles chronicling the homeless of NW Arkansas. In the late 1970's, he had a memorable exchange with Reggie Jackson during a locker room news conference. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville. There will be a reception at 1 p.m., open to all, before the service. Arrangements by Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers. Online condolences to stockdalefuneral.com.
Published April 11, 2017