Michael P. Lanham, 70, of Sugarcreek died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the home of his son in New Philadelphia.  He was born September 3, 1947 in Dover to the late Mose and Emma Lanham. He was retired from Oxford Mining and had worked at Belden Brick. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting. 

He was married to the former, Marcia A. Davis and she died on July 25, 2014. He is survived by his son; Gideon Lanham of New Philadelphia, his sister Sharon Stauffer of Dover and 8 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his brother Tom Lanham. 

Services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek with Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek.  Friends may call on Wednesday 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave a message.