J.R. “Jim” Lanier born: 7/01/1922 died: 2/00/1987 age: 64 Gastonia, Gaston County, NC SSN: 250-12-XXXX
J.R. Lanier was a building contractor from Gastonia, NC. John Webster remembers him from his early checker tournaments. Jim was a master player and won the North Carolina State Championship at Mount Airy in 1953 and again in 1962 at Greensboro, NC. John was 20 years old when this Greensboro State Tournament was played.
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