O.G. Lanier, age 92, of Voss, died Monday, October 3, 2022, at his residence.
The family will host a time of visitation and reflection from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Street Church of Christ, 216 W. Elm Street, in Coleman with Lonnie Hamil officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022, in the Ranger Evergreen Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.
He was born Oscar Gilbert Lanier on July 28, 1930, in Ranger, Texas to Oscar Gilbert Lanier and Dora Elizabeth Mason Lanier. O.G. grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School. He then attended and graduated from Abilene Christian College with a degree in accounting. O.G. enrolled in graduate school at the University of Texas until he was drafted by the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After receiving an honorable discharge, O.G. returned to Texas to continue his education at the University of Texas. He married Virgie Dean Halliday on June 23, 1957, in Ranger, Texas. With this union came two sons, Jon and Joel, along with a lifetime of memories that spanned 64 years. O.G. started working for Herd Oil Company in 1961 as an accountant business manager and worked there until his retirement in 2000. After retirement, O.G. and Dean moved to Voss, Texas to be on their ranch. He was a devout Christian and member of Elm Street Church of Christ. O.G. was one of the founding directors of Camp Blue Haven in New Mexico, giving the youth a wonderful and fun place to learn about Christ. He also enjoyed playing tennis and watching all sports. O.G. was a true University of Texas fan. His love for the Texas Longhorns was evident by his burnt orange attire and the Longhorn welcome mat on his front porch. He was a proud member of the Texas Exes and would proudly say “Hook Em.” O.G. was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He leaves behind an amazing legacy for his children and grandchildren.
Preceding O.G. in death are his wife, Dean Lanier; his parents, Oscar and Dora Lanier; and one sister, Mary Allen Pruitt.
He is survived by two sons, Jon Lanier of Midland and Joel Lanier and wife Kem of Seminole; two grandchildren, Cody Lanier and wife Amanda of Omaha, Nebraska, and Rusty Lanier of Dickens; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials in memory of O.G. to the Midland Christian School, 2001 Culver Drive, Midland, Texas 79705 or to Camp Blue Haven at www.campbluehaven.com.
Remembrances and condolences can be written to the family via the virtual guestbook on O.G.’s tribute page at www.stevensfuneralhome.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lanier family.