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Zachary Michael Lanphier
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Mr. Zachary Michael Lanphier, 31, of Dunn, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Lanphier was born in Wake County on December 27, 1985 to Michael and Dina Wood Lanphier. . He was predeceased by his grandmother, Delores Mitrisin Street; aunt, Connie Rauch; uncle, Mark Lanphier and cousin, Scott Horne.

Zachary was a lover of life and dedicated artist. With a heart of gold, he cared deeply of others, especially his family and friends always there to welcome them with the warmest of hugs. He loved spending quality time with his best friend, Scully, his German Shepherd dog. He enjoyed being involved with various charity organizations. He worked doing what he loved, being a graphic design artist, working most recently with Creative Caps in Benson. When not busy, he loved going on camping trips with his family to beaches and lakes around North Carolina. He had a love for music, and previously played in a band with his friends. Zachary won many awards for his artwork, and created posters for autism and brain cancer. You would never see Zachary without a smile on his face.

A funeral service will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Burial will follow in Erwin Memorial Park.

Zachary is survived by his father, Michael Lanphier & wife Laura of Holly Springs; mother, Dina Wood Lanphier of Dunn; brother, Mitchell Lanphier of Fuquay Varina; sisters, Caroline Lanphier & fiancé Matt Green of Winterville, and Mia Lanphier of Holly Springs; grandparents, Don & Anne Wood of Dunn; aunt, Kelli Sapp & husband; cousins, Dahlton Sapp, Susan Davis & husband, Kelly Horne & wife, Carla, Wesley, Matthew, and Cameron Barefoot; and best friends, Nick Redding, Jeremy Swafford, Clay Cook, Randall West, and John Page. 

Visitation will be Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.

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905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

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905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334


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