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Franklin Joseph Lantz Sr., 81, of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Friday, Jan. 05, 2018, at home with family by his side.
The son of the late Joseph Franklin and Artie M. Warnick Lantz, he was born March 21, 1936, in Shallmar, Md.
He worked construction, employed by Bob Shaffer building houses, and also worked for the Garrett County Roads Department. He loved to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Keller Lantz; one son, Franklin Joseph Lantz Jr. of Terra Alta; one daughter, Artie (Ellen) Ash of Storysville, Pa.; two stepchildren, Kevin Fike of Terra Alta and Becky Fike of Reedsville; three grandchildren, Angela Slagle, Tyler Lantz and Kenneth Lantz; and six great-grandchildren, Hailee, Madison, Kenny, William, Natasha and Vanessa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Lantz; one daughter, Connie Lantz; and a grandson, Ethan Slagle.
Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Tom Kennedy officiating.
Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland, Md.
Condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 5, 2018
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