Kenneth Cameron Lanier, Jr passed away on Sept. 29, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center. Cameron was born February 8, 1949. He was 70 years old. Cameron graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1967. Cameron was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth C. Lanier.
Cameron is survived by his mother, Netha M. Lanier and brother, Wayne Kelly Ervin.
Cameron graduated from East Carolina University in 1972. He began work at the Onslow County Health Department around 1973, in the Environmental Health Section. He graded schools and restaurants in Jacksonville. He later became the Director of the Environment Department. Cameron retired in 2002 after 30 years of service. In the seventies and eighties, he enjoyed running, he would run 3 miles before going to work. He participated in many 5k and 10k runs in eastern North Carolina.
Cameron was an avid reader, he loved to read and had a book collection. Cameron loved the mountains of western North Carolina and he loved the North Carolina coast. He enjoyed net fishing on the White Oak River. He just loved to catch those flounders around Pickets Bay. Him and his best friend, Merle, a Black Lab, spent many good times camping on Hammocks Beach State Park. Cameron was probably the first “Friends of Hammocks Beach”. He picked up trash at Hammocks Beach many times before leaving on the weekends.
Cameron was a child of the sixties and loved Beach Music and had all those records. He loved County Music too and on weekends he would play George and Merle so loud, you could hear the music all down the White Oak River.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM at Onslow Memorial Park with Reverend Daniel Flynn officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
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