Lanny was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia, on Jan. 18, 1942, to Francis and Elizabeth Janney.
Upon completing his education, Lanny helped to build and expand the family cable business — offering not only his time and energy, but also his ideas and creativity, which helped make it into the success it became.
In 1975, Lanny met his wife, Delores Stanley, whom he was married to for 42 years.
Lanny was a life-long learner who never lost his curiosity about the world. Even at his sickest, he continued to explore several new interests. His hobbies included technology, reading, and daily journaling. He loved West Virginia University Mountaineer football and basketball, and was an avid fan.
Lanny is survived by his wife, Delores; his daughters Michelle (Michael), Faith (Brian) and Kara; his sons Preston (Debbie) and Paul (Valerie); his grandchildren Benjamin, Audrey, Olivia, Brooke, Isaac, Noah, and Henry; and his brother-in-law Roger Stanley.
He was preceded in death by his siblings: Jim, Larry, Dolly, and Sharon.
Lanny will be buried in a private family plot in West Virginia, however, a memorial will take place on Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lanny’s life.