CW-5 (Ret) Alton Ray Lanier
1946 — 2021
CW-5 Retired Alton Ray Lanier, 74, entered into eternity Monday, March 15, 2021. He was born in Jacksonville, NC to the late Rayford E. and Eva (Garrett) Lanier. Alton graduated from White Oak High School in 1964. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lagina B. Lanier, his son Alton Ray Lanier Jr., his parents, and his brothers, Dennis Lanier and Edward Lee Lanier. Alton was drafted into the US Army in 1965 where he had a very successful career, receiving numerous awards and decorations. He proudly retired after 35 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 5. After military retirement, Alton took contract jobs overseas. When he returned, he worked at SWIK on Ft. Bragg for 14 years....