Charles David Lanier, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Oct. 16, 2021, surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, “Kay” Claudia Katherine Durley Lanier, his brother, Robert Lanier (Deena), his daughter, Linda Hadaway, his son and daughter-in-law, David Lanier and Sherra Lanier, his six granddaughters, Leigha McCord (Mitch), Rebecca Tibbs (Chris), Roxanne Kerry (John), Katherine Escobar (Carlos), Jessica Ivey (Steve) and Leanne Prybylski (Kevin), and his eight great grandchildren, Matthew, William, Miguel, Camila, Emily, Ashlyn, Eric, Christopher, his three brothers-in-law, Joe Durley (Sue), Jimmy Durley (Cathy), David Durley (Rita) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lottie Lanier, and his son-in-law, Jesse Hadaway. Charles was born on Dec. 22, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents Ed and Lottie Lanier. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1958. He served in the US Navy, married his childhood sweetheart and true love, Kay, in 1959, and went on to start his career in commercial painting with Goodman Decorating. He also worked with his brother, Robert, building residential homes. Charles started his own business in the mid 70s, Lanier Painting and Wallcovering. His son David later joined him as his business partner. Charles and Kay retired in 2006 with dreams of traveling and fishing. Charles’ loved ones and friends will remember him for his love of God, family, friends, hunting, and fishing. Charles never said no to anyone who needed help. Arrangements have been entrusted to Floral Hills Funeral Home, 3150 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084. Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10-11 a.m.; the funeral is scheduled at 11 a.m., immediately following visitation. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at Centennial Christian Church, 4828 Centennial Road, White Plains, GA 30678. Should friends desire, contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation will be appreciated.