Lanny R. Benefield, age 73, of Summertown, TN passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Summertown, TN, a 1965 graduate from Summertown High School, and retired Engineer from the Columbia Fire Department after 30 years of service. He was a member of Summertown Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and also served on the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama and all over Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. C. and Ethel Eulala Pruitt Benefield; one son, Michael Wayne Benefield; and one brother, Larry Benefield.
Surviving are wife, Cinthia Moore Benefield of Summertown, TN; one son, Russell Benefield (Wendy) of Summertown, TN, one daughter, Lana Benefield Smith (David) of Summertown, TN, four granddaughters, Elizabeth Beard, Virginia Benefield, Megan Smith, and Katherine Benefield Hodges (Jordan); one grandson, Jessie Smith; three great-grandsons, Bentley Hodges, Oakley Hodges, and Edmond Beard; one great-granddaughter, Skylee Hodges; two brothers, Lincoln Benefield (Ann) of Franklin, TN and Leland Benefield (Becky) of Thompson's Station, TN, two sisters, Lana Gray (Mickey) of Henryville, TN and Lisa Curtis (Nolan) of Summertown, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, May 17, 2019, with Howard Kitter officiating. Interment will follow at Brace Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.