Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ricky Allen Laney Sr.

Ricky Allen Laney Sr., 65, of New London passed away Tuesday March 12, 2019 in the Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, NC.  His funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Kendalls Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Little, Rev. Dusty Laney and Rev. Keith Walters officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Born May 11, 1953 in Asheville, NC, he was the son of the late Howard E. Laney and Margie R. Abernathy Laney and was a retired Master Sergeant with the North Carolina Air National Guard.  Mr. Laney was a member of Kendalls Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Choir member.  He was also a Gideon and a member of the New London Fire Department, where he also served on the Board of Directors. 

Mr. Laney is survived by his wife, Rebecca Abernathy Laney, of the home, sons Ricky Allen Laney Jr. (Wendy) of New London, Michael Dustin Laney (Stacey) of Albemarle, and Jeremy Shane Laney (Elizabeth) of Albemarle, sisters Carolyn Wells and Debra Laney of TN, and grandchildren Mykel, Nash, Tate, Jade and Cheyenne. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Kendalls Baptist Church, Mission Trip, 32157 Kendalls Church Rd., New London, NC 28127.


  • Gary Dick Posted March 13, 2019 4:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss,Rick was one fine fellow.I no he will be missed, but rest assured that you will see him again one day.Praying for peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks

  • Gary & Ann Thompson Posted March 13, 2019 5:12 pm

    Our prayers go out to the family. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

  • Johnnie R Faulkner Posted March 13, 2019 8:58 pm

    Our love and prayers are with the family. We will miss Rick. Our church, Kendalls Baptist has lost a faithful member.

  • Gail and Alan Burris Posted March 13, 2019 9:07 pm

    Words can’t express the sadness we feel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rick will be missed. May he rest in peace and God be with you all during this time !

  • Frank Cranford Posted March 13, 2019 10:09 pm

    I had the honor of serving with Rick in the Air Guard. . He was a good man and friend

  • Sylvia Griffin Posted March 14, 2019 1:32 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Rickys’ passing His loss will affect so many..My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Family

  • Lourdes Silva/ Pfeiffer University Posted March 14, 2019 9:06 am

    My condolences to Becky and her entire family.

  • Tammy Wingate Posted March 14, 2019 12:56 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray the Lord will wrap you all in his arms during your time of grief.

  • Sabol’s Posted March 14, 2019 1:51 pm

    We are so very sorry to read of the loss of Rick. He was loved by many. We will lift you all in prayers.. May God comfort your hearts and give you strength for the days to come. Hugs to you all.

  • Eric M Johnsen Posted March 14, 2019 7:53 pm

    I was very saddened to learn of Rick’s passing. My condolences to his loving family. He was a fine Christian gentleman who was always a very positive and upbeat man. He will be missed greatly.

  • Carrie Greene Posted March 15, 2019 12:50 pm

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Praying that God surrounds you with his love and comforts you. We, myself, Joel, Kenny, Bill, Frances and Brenda will keep you in our prayers.

  • Wendy Dorsey Rachels Posted March 20, 2019 2:43 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He worked with my father, Aaron Dorsey, at the ANG many years ago, but I remember him well. Daddy thought very highly of Rick. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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