Donald Hitchcock Laney, 75, passed away on November 21, 2022.
Donald is preceded in death by his father, John Harvey Laney; mother, Eva Louise Halladay; and brother, David Allen Laney. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann Laney of the home; children, William Laney and wife, Richelle of Fayetteville, NC, Donald Laney of Macomb, IL; siblings, Doug Laney (Carol), Debbie Galas (Mike), and Dan Laney; and grandchildren, Eli, Ivy, and Levi Laney.
Donald was a Vietnam Veteran proudly serving 20 years with the US Army. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Methodist College and taught special education for many years at Hillcrest Middle School, 71st High School, McNair Elementary, Bowley Elementary and Butner Elementary. Donald was an active member of the Booster Club at 71st High School and was the Head Boy Scout Leader at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He taught Sunday School at Arran Lake Baptist Church with his wife of 54 years, Patricia. Donald was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
Donald was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, he will be missed terribly.
A visitation service will be held from 2 to 4 PM on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 Am on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Arran Lake Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the Fort Bragg Fisher House, 3120 Loop Street, Fort Bragg, NC 28307, in Donald’s honor.