Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Lane Eugene Vanhoy

Lane Eugene Vanhoy, 86, of Richfield passed peacefully from this world into his eternal home surrounded by his loving family Monday, February 8th, 2021 at his home.  His body will lie in state on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle from 10 AM until 4 PM.  On Sunday he will lie in state from 1 PM until 2 PM at Mountain Creek Primitive Baptist Church. A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 3 PM in the church cemetery with Elders Brannan Hooven, E. W. Hooven, James Carelock, and Joe Helms.

Born September 19, 1934 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Charlie and Lillie Huneycutt Vanhoy.  He was an active member of Mountain Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for more than 60 years.  He retired as a machinist with Knight Publishing Company.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty H. Vanhoy in 2007.  He is survived by his second wife Annie Ruth Vanhoy of the home, four children: Ivey Sue Isenhour (Howard), Richie Vanhoy, Teresa Speights (Don), and Kelly Vanhoy all of Richfield, one sister: Jean Stroupe of Richfield, five brothers: Sherrill Vanhoy (Jane), Jerry Vanhoy (Mildred), Don Vanhoy, Lynn Vanhoy (Kelly), Reggie Vanhoy (Connie), two step children: Matilda McGhee (John) and Brian Reid, and step daughter-in-law Jennifer Enoch (Ken), eight grandchildren: Kim Helms (Brad), Kary Vinent (Dan), Will Isenhour (Brittany), Heidi Lewis, Justin Vanhoy, Beth Hopkins (Chad), Ben Speights (Casey), Whit Vanhoy (Amber) and seven step grandchildren: Zane McGhee (Alexis), Julie McGhee, Anna McGhee, Charlie McGhee, James Reid, Hannah Reid, Benjamin Reid, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 step great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother Tom Vanhoy.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Mountain Creek Primitive Baptist Church, C/O Howard Isenhour, 44097 Ridenhour, Gold Hill, NC 28071.


  • Elaine P Smith Posted February 10, 2021 2:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and know he is going to be missed by many. He was s good man and loved by many. All of the family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻💙🙏🏻

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 10, 2021 8:30 pm

      Thank you Elaine. We miss dad but I know he’s rejoicing with my mother , your dear parents and all our other loved ones

  • Gary Dick Posted February 10, 2021 4:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort 🙏🙏🙏

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 10, 2021 8:32 pm

      Thank you foe your prayers !

      • Rommie Williams Family Posted February 11, 2021 4:00 pm

        A landmark for all of us has passed. We have all been so blessed to be a part of the Lord’s family..All our love to all of you!!!

        • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 1:54 pm

          Thank you so much for your love and prayers. Daddy s faith is now sight !

  • Scott Lester Posted February 10, 2021 6:07 pm

    It was an honor to know such a kind gentleman who was quick with a good sense of humor and love in his heart for all those around him My prayers are with the family 🙏

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 10, 2021 8:33 pm

      Thank you foe your prayers !

  • Jane Threatt Posted February 11, 2021 1:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn’t know him very well, all I have ever heard are good things regarding him and the family thru Kim. I know he will be missed. but isn’t it wonderful when we believe in God, we know we will see our loved ones again. Keeping all of you in my prayers. May God bless this family!

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 1:55 pm

      Thank you so much for your love and prayers. Daddy s faith is now sight !

  • Ruth Winn Posted February 11, 2021 8:32 am

    I am so sorry to get the news of this wonderful brother and friend. He was a wonderful man and always with a smile on his face. My sincere sympathy to his sweet and dear family.

    • Sue isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:28 pm

      Thank your sister Ruth for your love and prayers!

  • eddie barringer Posted February 11, 2021 10:55 am

    ive known this good man my entire life

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:30 pm

      Thank you for your prayers, Eddie

  • Wes Sells Posted February 11, 2021 3:52 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Lane. He was a great neighbor to have around. I enjoyed just sitting down with Lane and talking about his childhood in our neighborhood. He would tell about the Vanhoy boys going swimming at the Bill Lake. I could always count on a watermelon every summer from his garden. Lane will be missed by all the neighbors on Ridenhour Road. Our thoughts and prayers for the Vanhoy family.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:38 pm

      Thank you Wes. Daddy had a wonderful life He walked a straight path for us to follow ! You and Tracy were such good neighbors to him ! Thank you for your prayers

  • Jane C Huneycutt Posted February 11, 2021 4:14 pm

    Oron and I are so very sorry for your loss. He is in heaven now and is happy and well until we all meet again! May God bless you all and please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

    • Sue isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:40 pm

      Thank you for your prayers!

  • Crystal Ridenhour Posted February 11, 2021 6:14 pm

    Lane was a very special person you could always count on him for help he and Betty raise some of the best people on this planet he was a wonderful neighbor I know him and Betty are finally happy again God Bless all of you

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:43 pm

      We are comforted knowing daddy is with moma rejoicing with the Lord now. But oh how we will miss him ! Thank you for your kind words and prayers

  • Andi. Barringer Drye Posted February 12, 2021 9:44 am

    May the Lord comfort and give you peace, today and the days to follow.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:44 pm

      Andi, thank you for your prayers !

  • Pam Walker Posted February 12, 2021 7:46 pm

    All of our Vanhoy Family mourn the death of our Precious Oldest Cousin. Lane was such a precious, humble man who will be sorely missed by all of us. May precious memories give his Family and Ruth comfort in our deep loss. We do rejoice for Lane now that he is with his Lord and all of his Loved Ones who have gone on before. God Bless each of you.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:49 pm

      Daddy talked of longing to go”over yonder” to see his loved ones and I’m sure he is rejoicing right now ! Thank you for your love and prayers

  • judy dunn Posted February 13, 2021 6:58 am

    Brother Jimmy and I are deeply saddened that a loyal soldier has been removed from our family. Gathering with him in a church capacity was a priviledge and hearing Him ‘approach the throne of Grace’ in prayer was such a comfort. Our sadness is eased by the fact that He is now resting with all His loved ones and will praise our Lord forever
    Our prayers are with the family that we love so much. May the peace which passes all understanding be with you now and may the precious memories fill the lonely hours.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:52 pm

      Thank you sister Judy foe your love and prayers !

  • Wanda Nixon Posted February 13, 2021 12:09 pm

    Any time I think of Lane I picture the smile on his face. He always made me feel that he cared for my family and me. I was proud to have him as my “oldest” first cousin and proud of the wonderful Christian man he was. We will surely miss him leading the prayer and recognizing all the families at our reunions, but rejoice that he is in Heaven and we will see him again. I am praying for the family.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 3:57 pm

      Daddy looked forward to seeing each of you at the Vanhoy reunion! His family was precious to him! And he had many precious memories of your mother and her siblings ! Thank you for your prayers. Hope we can gather together again very soon!

  • Dawn Medlin and Penny Harkey Posted February 14, 2021 12:35 pm

    Penny and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We have fond memories of him at church. He always made us feel so welcomed. I can’t imagine stepping into church and not seeing him there. He will be missed. We love you. Our thoughts and prayer s are with you.

    • Sue isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 2:51 pm

      Thank you Dawn. Our hearts are heavy but we know he is rejoicing with the Lord and our dear mother !

  • Michael and Pattie Huneycutt Posted February 14, 2021 9:07 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers with each of you. Lane is home and we will be looking forward to the great reunion day! Love you sweet family.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 2:53 pm

      Thank you for your love and prayers!

  • Kathy Cranford Posted February 16, 2021 3:19 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Mr. Lane. Growing up, I have always looked up to him and entire Vanhoy Family! His service to Christ certainly showed in how he lived his life. I’m sure he is smiling and walking with his Lord today. I pray God will continue to give you comfort !

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 17, 2021 2:57 pm

      Thank you! We are comforted by our sweet memories of daddy and knowing he is with our Lord!

  • Brenda P Almond Posted February 18, 2021 6:07 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family. My sincere sympathy to his sweet and dear family.

    • Sue Isenhour Posted February 19, 2021 5:26 pm

      Thank you for your prayers!

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