Clifford Anderson Lanier Jr.
January 22, 1936 – January 6, 2020
Clifford Anderson Lanier, Jr., a lifelong resident of Montgomery and Pike Road, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 6, 2020, after a long struggle with Alzheimers. He was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He was a successful businessman, co-founding the Frazer Lanier Company in 1976. Clifford was an avid horseback rider and proud Joint Master of the Midland Fox Hunt. He developed a love for tennis later in his life. He traveled the world relishing the good things in life, but he always loved coming back to his home in Pike Road. He approached every day of his life with self-confidence and optimism and was very loyal, loving, and generous to his children and grandchildren.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Culver and Clifford Anderson Lanier, Sr. Survivors include his daughter, Jule Gunter Renshaw and her husband, Tom, and his son, Clifford Anderson Lanier III, and his wife Dorothy Shuford Lanier, and their children: Grace Hudson Lanier, Clifford Anderson Lanier IV, and Alex Belle Lawson Lanier. He is also survived by two sisters, Lucy Lanier Adcock and Seibels Lanier Marshall.
The family would like to thank Sharon Lewis, Angela Bowen, and Etura Osborne for the loving care and devotion that they provided during Clifford’s illness.
A special thank you to Evelyn Thomas and Nikola Miskovic for their friendship and love.
A very special thank you to Mr. James Lewis, Clifford’s dearest friend for 56 years.
A funeral service in thanksgiving for Clifford’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on January 10, 2020, at Christchurch, 8800 Vaughn Road in Montgomery, with the Very Reverend Andrew M. Rowell presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior in the Parish Hall of Christchurch. The burial will be at Grace Church at 906 Pike Road immediately following the funeral. After the burial, a celebration of Clifford's life will be held at his home, 9260 Vaughn Road, Pike Road, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either First United Methodist Church Respite Care Ministry or Brantwood Children’s Home at 1309 Upper Wetumpka Rd, Montgomery, Alabama.
- James Lewis
- Danny Leah
- Nikola Miskovic
- Billy Thames
- Billy Will Williamson
- Jim Wilson
- Paul Winn
- Bob Young
- Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
Clifford Anderson Lanier Jr.
January 12, 2020
We have lost a great person who also happened to become a highly successful businessman. Plus, he was devoted to his family and each of their respective futures.
His life is a testament to acquiring a good education and then working hard to make his life a success.
January 9, 2020
He was one of the best people I know. It was always a pleasure and huge honor being in his presence. Huge gentlemen. I learned so much from him about life in general and how to be successful. I was honored to play tennis with him couple of times. He made me run a lot. He is a Great player and he was Never scared of anyone. It was really an honor knowing you Mr. Clifford! I am so grateful and blessed that I had the opportunity to be in the same room with you and drink some of your amazing wine. Thank you so very much for everything you did for my brother Nikola. I will never Forget you. I will see you one day again. My Condolences to his amazing family. God bless him and God bless you all.
Sincerely, David Pantovic
January 7, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Clifford’s passing. Loved playing tennis with Clifford and Jack at Wynlakes and Sandestin.
You will be missed, share a martini in heaven with Jack.