Lanny J. Williams, 70, passed away in his home on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He was surrounded with his family and friends. Lanny was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He retired as District Chief from the Des Moines Fire Dept. after 33 years of service, and moved to Arkansas in 1996. He was proceeded in death by his parents Lee and Maxine Williams.
Survived by his wife, Cheryl Williams, of the home; a son, TSGT Robert Williams of Maryland; daughters, Jody Williams of Des Moines, Iowa, Julie Vaughn of Mo., and Amy Lenex of Glencoe, Ark; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Makayla, Jessica, Cody, Joanna, Jesse and Makinze.
Lanny requested no funeral. A memorial service will be held on Friday Dec. 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., at the Highland Elks Lodge. His wish was for no flowers, and that donations be made to the Dean Crum Christmas Baskets Fund at the Highland Elks.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net.