Lawrence Jay Niner, 73, of Davidson, N.C., departed this life Thursday, August 1, 2019, after post-medical complications.

He was born March 25, 1946, in Hopwood, to the late Harold "Dutch" Miner and Eva Jean Cole Niner.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Nancy Niner; daughters Natalie Jeanne Treichel and husband Luke of Charlotte, N.C., Jennifer L. Steward and husband Tim of Davidson, and Melissa R. Dawson of Chantilly, Va.; grandchildren Madison Jeanne Treichel, Morgan Elise Treichel, Joshua Timothy Stewart, Carlee Stanley and Costa Apostolakis; great-grandson Jackson Stanley; sister Donna K. Coburn of Montana; and nieces.

He was a graduate of South Union High School Class of 1964.

Mr. Niner spent his professional career in commercial sales.

Lance corporal of the U.S. Marines, he served from 1966 through 1969 at 29 Palms Training Facility, California.

He enjoyed sailing, golf, bowling and singing bass in barbershop quartets.

Lawrence was a Christian by faith and attended Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by Amvets Post 103 at 11 a.m. Friday, August 9, in Mountain View Memorial Park, Hopwood-Fairchance Road, Brownfield, under the direction of DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME of Fairchance.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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