Dwight David Laningham, 73, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Fayetteville. He was born on January 30, 1946, in Wesley, Ark. to O.A. and Ethelma Laningham (Crow). Dwight worked as a Boiler Operator at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, MO for 26 years. He also served his country as a Specialist in the US Army. Upon retirement, Dwight worked at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Fayetteville where he made lifelong family friends and earned the title "Poppy/Papa." He was faithful member of The Church of Arkansas, a loyal Cardinals fan and a lover of Southern Gospel Music. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Hazel Marie, sister, Norma June, sister, Maryann and brother, Dale. He is survived by brother, Doug and his wife Mary of Summers, Ark.; brother, Allan and wife Bonnie of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Roberta and husband Bill of Huntsville, Ark.; brother, Stanley of Huntsville, Ark. and brother, Dan of Springfield, Mo.; and multiple nephews and nieces. Dwight loved nine grandchildren all of Fayetteville, Ark.: Mary Kate, Caroline, Jack Bertalotto; Jacob, Rachel, Libby Reindl; and McClain, Abby and Lily Hocklander. Pallbearers: Daniel Bertalotto, McClain Hocklander, Michael Hocklander, Brian Reindl, Jacob Reindl and Jerry Weathers. Honorary pallbearers: Doug Laningham and Shawn Whorton. Visitation will be 1 p,m,, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Brashears Funeral Home with services to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Drakes Creek Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.
Published August 8, 2019