Rocky Lanier, age 66, passed away on Saturday November 4, 2023, in Albany, GA surrounded by his family. He was born on July 26th, 1957, in Statesboro, GA to James Ronald Lanier and Bobbie Sue Lanier. Rocky grew up in Statesboro, Georgia. He attended Statesboro High School.
He attended Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro, GA in his early life. Rocky married his high school sweetheart, Jill Kay Milbrandt, in 1978 in Statesboro, GA. He enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs play, joking around, and wood working.
He was a husband, father, and grandfather. Rocky is survived by his son and wife, Jason and Shannon Lanier of Pelham, GA; his daughter and husband, Jessica and Lee Miller of Lebanon, TN; and five grandchildren, Frederick and Jude Lanier and Anna, Lillian, and Sadie Miller. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle-in-law, Faye and Edward Szczepanik, as well as several cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Ronald and Bobbie Sue Lanier.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro, GA. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at this time.
A grave side burial service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11 o’clock at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wilson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia they were a great comfort to Rocky and his family Give to Phoebe Hospice (supportphoebe.org) or please plant a tree in Rocky’s memory.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.