Gerald Dennis Laney
MIDLAND, TX – Gerald Dennis Laney, 80, of Midland, TX passed away on August 14, 2021 at Midland Memorial Medical center in Midland, Texas.
Gerald Dennis Laney was born in Kilmichael, Mississippi, in 1940. Immediately after graduating from Major Black Significant University in Kilmichael, he joined the National Guard. Despite the fact that not regarded as lively-obligation military services, dad’s division was commissioned by the US governing administration, in 1962, to participate and ensure the basic safety of James Meredith, the very first African American to go to the College of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Since of his obligation and participation in this historical Civil Rights function, dad and the other folks in his division had been federalized and awarded full veteran advantages for daily life.
Father married Evelyn Jeanette Overstreet in 1961. A person of their very first dates was although mom was babysitting her nieces. Dad would often say that he knew he wanted to marry her and that she would be a superb mother by the way she cared for her nieces. This proved genuine for us ladies, Nandra, Michelle, Chasiti, and Amanda.
Dad started a job in the garment business which lasted 20 yrs and protected 10 states and about 40 moves. The final move to Odessa in 1982, would start his profession in the oil sector. Acquiring and offering valves made use of by transportation vehicles and providing them in the trunk of a ’77 Cadillac, gave way to his 1st oilfield Offer Enterprise, Transport & Tank and Manufacturing facility Warehouse. Several years later on he commenced and is continue to 50% operator in Frac Tank Source.
Outside operate, father experienced quite a few hobbies. Hunting and fishing, auctioneering, accumulating guns and aged cars and trucks and his accurate enthusiasm, flying. Father loved to fly. He held lots of non-public pilot rankings together with an instructors score which he used to educate countless others.
Dad liked little ones and animals. He generally reported, “under no circumstances have faith in a man that doesn’t like a doggy”. He thought Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior and lifted us all to be believers. He was type and generous and considered everybody deserved a likelihood. Sometimes 2 or 3! He dreamed of setting up foundations to assistance people today in need. He liked offering out dollars at Xmas to random folks at Walmart and spending off lay- aways.
Although our discomfort is overwhelming, knowing he and mom are with each other all over again and that neither one particular of them is hurting any for a longer time, is comforting.
As considerably as we want he could have stayed, I guess God needed a good pilot. We appreciate you dad.
He is survived by 5 children: Nandra Dennis (Sam) of Hempstead, TX, Stephanie Laney (Mary Sanchez) of Midland, TX, Chasiti Baker (Bruce) of Midland, TX, Amanda Dickson (Steven) of Midland, TX, and Isreal Patino of Odessa, TX nine grandchildren: Laney DeShelter (Craig), Madilyn Laney, Jacob Laney, Bryan Baker, Matthew Sanchez, Chicago Dickson, Providence Dickson, Mikalyn Fossett, and Sofia Patino a few siblings: Curtis Laney (Lilly), Sherry Thompson (Donald Ray), and Ginger Wolfe (Freddy) and his Terrific Grandson, Breon Laney Good Granddaughter Mili Sanchez Great Granddaughter Ella Sanchez Fantastic Grandson Ashton Sanchez and Excellent Grandson Daniel Stowe.
He is preceded in dying by: his mothers and fathers, Elizabeth (Campbell), J. W., and Elizabeth (Campbell) Laney.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at American Heritage Funeral House in Midland, TX.
Funeral expert services will be on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at American Heritage Funeral Property with Talor Nunez officiating. Burial will choose put at American Heritage Cemetery.
Preparations are entrusted to American Heritage Cemetery Funeral House Crematory in Midland, Texas.
Released by Winona Each day Information on Aug. 22, 2021.