John Lanier of Lutz, Florida died on January 1, 2012 after a three year battle with cancer. He was 49, and was a native of Louisiana. After serving in the U.S. Navy for four years, he graduated from several colleges with degrees in Sociology, Mathematics and Computer Science. He worked in various Information Technology positions, specializing in health care facility technology. In 2006, he earned his MBA from St. Leo’s University. He was an avid Chess and Poker player, and wrote articles on the subjects for numerous publications. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Bert A. and Nelsie B. Lanier. He is survived by his wife, Liz, son Joey, daughter-in-law Corey, and granddaughters Trinity and Sarita. Additional survivors include extended family, friends and colleagues.