Lanny Reese Rayfield, Sr., 78, died Thursday, April 7, 2016. Born in Gastonia, NC, he was the son of the late James Andrew and Leona Fite Rayfield. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the Pershing Rifles drill team. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant.
After several moves around North Carolina, he made Cheraw, SC his home in 1972. As a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, SC, he served on the Finance Committee and served as a Trustee. He was president of and taught the Fred and Lorraine Harris Sunday School class. He served as a Volunteer Deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed playing golf and watching sports, especially Wolfpack football and basketball.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda C. Rayfield of Cheraw, SC; sons, Lanny Reese (Jennifer Y.) Rayfield, Jr. of Cheraw, SC and James Patrick (Jennifer E.) Rayfield of Columbia, SC; and four grandchildren: Erin Leigh Rayfield, Lanny Reese Rayfield, III, Anna Elizabeth Rayfield and Julia Porth Rayfield.
The family will receive friends 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 11, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC, followed by a burial with military honors in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be sent to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520; First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
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