Lanny James Obituary – Death: Ex-KNOE Sports Director Lanny James Dies Unexpectedly

Lanny James, a former director of sports for KNOE, went away at the age of 82. James spent nearly 20 years covering sports in the NELA. His distinctive manner and booming voice served as the background music for some of the area’s most cherished memories.

According to an online obituary on Friday, February 3, 2023, Lanny James has passed away unexpectedly. However, cause of death was not disclosed.

Lanny James was the standard of excellence when covering NELA sports before Gene Ponti and Aaron Dietrich arrived on the scene. Lanny covered local sports with KNOE 8 News from 1969-89. He passed yesterday at age 82; prayers for his family. A user wrote.

Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of this promising being. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.

Feel free to drop condolences messages and prayers for the family and friends of the deceased as it will go a very long way at this difficult time of theirs.







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