He was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Meigs county. He was sixth of 12 children born to the late Will Lane and Edith McGill Lane.
He was preceded in death by his siblings: Lester Lane, Jack Lane, Burke Lane, Jimmy Lane, Melba Hickman, Helen Branham and Enzinna Lane.
He was a carpenter and worked in construction until his retirement. He was very talented in woodworking and continued this hobby as long as he was able. He also enjoyed clog dancing, traveling and collecting caps. His CB friends knew him as “Nail driver”.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Williams Lane; his sons: Darrell and Connie Lane and Robert and Arlene Lane; grandson, Davis Lane; granddaughter, Edelyn Lane of Seattle, Wash.; great-granddaughter, Jazasia Francisco of Seattle; brothers: Glen Lane, Allen and Sally Lane; sisters: Mary Morgan and Willie and Ed Brock; sisters-in-law: Laphene Lane of Dalton Ga., Wanda Lane Shannon of Ooltewah, Dot Ward of Cleveland, Ruth and Carlos Mohan of Dalton and Emma Williams of Decatur; brother-in-law, Gail Williams; several nieces and nephews.
He always had a smile and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Wildwood chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Floyd Boggess officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial gardens with nephews: Lindy Hickman, Max Brock, David Lane, Danny Morgan, Robert Williams and Bernard Branham serving as casketbearers. Honorary casketbearer will be grandson, Davis Lane and other nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 this evening at the funeral home.
Please share your memories and or condolences with Ray’s family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.