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David W. Lantz

David Wayne Lantz, 54, a resident of Hampton, passed away Oct. 2, 2012.

David was born on March 27, 1958, in Harrisonburg and was the son of Clariene Morris Harrelson and the late Hyldren P. Lantz. He was also preceded in death by adoptive parents, Roy and Mary Billhimer; and brother, Frank Howard Lantz.

He was raised in Keezletown in the home of Roy and Mary Billhimer and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1977. David had been employed by Dunham Bush as a Machinist and later Parkway Manufacturer as a C&C torch operator in Hampton. He was a member of New Market Baptist Church in Newport News, enjoyed fishing and was active in the Hampton Moose Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of five years, Krista L. Lantz; son, Travis Lantz; daughters, Casey Lantz, Brittany Lantz and Amber Hohnke; stepfather, Myron Harrelson; brothers, Billy E. Lantz, and wife, Joyce, of Keezletown, Steve A. Lantz and wife, Donna, of McGaheysville, and Wayne Cagle and wife, Donna, of North Carolina; sisters, Linda White and husband, Joe, of Glouchester, and Vickie Madison and husband, Jimmy, of Hampton; a special sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Brian Sullivan; a guardian angel, Addalyn Weaver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisonburg, with the Rev. James Kite officiating. Burial will follow at Keezletown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to offset expenses.

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