The Obit For Floyd Laney

Floyd R. Laney Sr.

The Hickory Daily Record on 10/27/2008

MAIDEN - "Dab" Floyd Recil Laney Sr., 78, of Maiden, passed away Oct. 25, 2008, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Hoyle and Lucy Lawing Laney. Dab was a loving father, grandfather and farmer. He retired from Carolina Freight as a truck driver and was a member of Center View Baptist Church in Maiden.

Mr. Laney signed with the Atlanta Crackers as a catcher, with Earl Mann and played in Virginia, Florida and Georgia for the Twins. He was an avid athlete at Balls Creek High School and also played for the American Legion Post 16 team in Newton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Laney, three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pat Ogletree Laney of the home; two daughters, Penny Severt and husband, Hugh, of Hickory and Sandy Arndt and husband, David, of Denver; a son, Recil Laney and wife, Sharon, of Maiden; two sisters, Bunie Lowman of Maiden and Burl Barker of Linolnton; three granddaughters, Allison Burgin, Dana Johnson and Maggy Laney; and two grandsons, Eric Little and Ryan Laney.

The funeral service will be held today, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at 3 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden, with the Revs. Glenn Sellers and Larry McCraken officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today, Monday, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Center View Baptist, 3976 E. Maiden Road, Maiden, N.C. 28650. Share your online condolences at

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Laney family.