Lanier was a pastor and evangelist for years, and still
preaches and teaches occasionally. He owned, and was president of,
Roberts Interior Service for 28 years. He is now retired from there and
currently works for Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home. He graduated from
Georgia Southwestern College (now a University) in June, 1970 with a B.S.
Degree in Business Administration. In 2010, he received his Doctorate Of
Divinity from International Seminary in Plymouth, FL. He served in the
U.S.A.F. for four years and received an honorable discharge in July of
1965. He served as mayor of Vienna for a short period and his last
day in office was Jan. 26, 2008.
attends Vienna First Baptist Church with his wife, Jean. They
have four children between them, Lance Roberts, Marcy Lawhorn Tillman,
Deron Roberts, and Nikki Lawhorn Still. They also have 9 grandchildren.