Family of Wilbur Ira Lanier

Wilbur Ira Lanier was born Dec. 2, 1918 in Okeechobee, Fl. and died, March 24, 1998 in Okeechobee, Fl. He married Mary Inez Hood.

Wilbur was born in the ice house in Okeechobee. As a child he went with is father fishing and gator hunting.
He pastored a church in Venus, Fl. and played the banjo, bass fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.

Children of Wilbur & Mary:

#1 Larry Gene Lanier m1 Paula Tilden
Children: Amy m J. Wilson, Jonathan m K. Meisenheimer
m2 Janice

#2 Terry Allen Lanier m Cynthia Ferrand
Children: Heather m C. Collier, Stacy

Wilbur was born in the Ice House on Taylor Creek in Okeechobee County. At the age of two, when his Mother died, he and his baby brother went to live with his mother's family in NY. When Dad remarried, Wilbur and his brother, Clarence returned to Okeechobee where he remained until his passing, March 24, 1998. Mary and Wilbur raised 31 foster children after their two biological children were raised, with no help from state funds. Mary & Wilbur sang gospel music through out the State of Florida.

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