Landon "Lanny" Harward, Jr.

Landon “Lanny” Harward, 70, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Landon DeAubine Harward, Sr. and the late Ruth Jackson Harward. He was a community and church leader having served on the Durham Human Relations Committee, various offices within the Democratic Party, Community Development Committee, Sunday School teacher, Royal Ambassadors, VBS, Snipes Family of America, Gideon International and in so many more areas. He was a member of Grey Stone Church, and former member of Braggtown Baptist Church. In 1996 he retired from IBM after 30 years of service.

Mr. Harward is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Jenkins Harward; sons, Chris Harward and wife, Amy; Daryl Harward and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Logan Harward, Alexa Harward, Brandi Harward, Juliea Harward, Kaylie Harward; great grandchildren, Trevor Harward, Braxston Smith; and sister, Nancy Honeycutt.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday at Grey Stone Church with Dr. Clay Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at