Lanny Weston Barker, 52, of Taylorville, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 7:34 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, in his home with his wife and sons by his side. Born on July 15, 1965, in Evanston, Lanny was the son of George and MaryAnn (Mills) Barker.
He married Lori Manion on Sept. 26, 1992. Lanny worked as a water plant operator for the City of Taylorville. He also worked as a mechanic and formerly owned and operated Lanny’s A to Z Automotive Repair. Besides his family, Lanny’s true loves were music, playing his guitar and fishing.
Along with his wife, Lanny is survived by his sons, Jake and Riley, of Taylorville, Illinois; parents, George and MaryAnn Barker of Randolph, Utah; brother, Pat (Renae) Barker of Randolph; sister, Kathi (Deb Wagstaff) Barker of Bear River; mother-in-law, JoAnn (Verlin) Hibbs of Springfield, Illinois; father-in-law, Tommy (Chris) Manion of Aubrey, Texas; sister-in-law, Lisa Funderburg; brothers-in-law, Stu Funderburg, Kyle (Havey) Manion and Doug (Taffy Coventry) Hibbs; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In accordance with his wishes, Lanny will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 23, from 1-4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion in Taylorville. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Lanny, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.