Marvin Ray Lanier, 90, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

He was born on September 15, 1931, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Clarence and Flora Alexander Lanier. He was a graduate of Cool Spring High School and N.C. State University, Class of 1957. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marines Corps. Marvin enjoyed traveling, gardening, woodworking and kept honeybees. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Martha Cashion Lanier; children, Candace White (Mark), Rhonda Brewer, and Brent Lanier; sister, Anne Poole; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Cool Spring United Methodist Church with Rev. Justin Douglass officiating. Burial will follow the service at Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to Cool Spring United Methodist Church, 1902 Mocksville Highway Cleveland, NC 27013; Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County 2347 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the Lanier family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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