Charles Richard Lanier, Jr.
a.k.a. Rick Lanier

Born in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, October 29, 1949
Attended John F. Cox Elementary School from 1955 to 1961
Attended Lakeland Jr. High School from 1961 to 1964
Attended Lakeland Sr. High School from 1964 to 1965
Attended Kathleen Sr. High School from 1965 to 1966
Attended Lakeland Sr. High School from 1966 to 1967
Worked many low-level jobs from 1967 to 1979
Attended Miami-Dade Community College from 1979 to 1981

Graduated with Associate in Science Degree in Funeral Service Education
Served Funeral Director & Embalmer internship from 1981 to 1982
Wells-Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City, Florida
Co-founder and co-owner Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland, Florida 1982 to 1997
Half interest in this business was sold to my father in April, 1997
Manager Mitchell-Harden Funeral Home, Winter Haven, Florida 1997 to 1998
Salaried employee of Stewart Enterprises of Louisiana
Founded Countryside Funeral Chapel, Lakeland, Florida 1998 to 2006
The first two years were spent obtaining property, drawing plans, getting zoning
and government approvals, and construction - Licensed December 26, 2000
This property was sold in December 2006 to attorney Guy Smith for development
Funeral Director for Lakeland Funeral Home from 2007 to October 12, 2009
Every other Saturday during 2007
Three or four days per week beginning 2008
Two or three days per week beginning 2009

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