Joe Howard Lanham, 86, of Chattanooga, now in the presence of the Lord, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors and Rev. Tim Tinsley officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideons International, Chattanooga East Camp, P.O. Box 8792, Chattanooga, TN 37414, or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and to view the memorial tribute. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.