Officers from the Waco Business League announced on Wednesday that local businessman and Dr. Pepper Museum founder, Wilton Lanning passed away Wednesday afternoon.
Wilton served as the 5th president of the Waco Business League in 1988.
After the retirement of the League's first Executive Director, Paul Marable, Wilton accepted the role of Executive Director in 2004.
Wilton served as Executive Director for 13 years.
On January 31, 2017, the membership of the League honored Wilton at the Annual Meeting with Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Wilton Lanning was 81 years old.
The Dr. Pepper Museum announced on Twitter that visitation will be held at the Museum on Jan. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and a celebration service honoring his life will be held at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.
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