Howard Lane


KNOXVILLE Howard Eugene Lane, 90, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013.He was born April 10, 1923 in White Pine, Tenn., to the late Herbert Terrell and Ethel Haun Lane. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Hazel Lane, Mary Lane Smith, Jeannie Carey; brothers, J. W. Lane and Terrell Lane.He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Louise Shoemake Lane; children, Cindy Morse, of Knoxville, David Lane (Kathy), of Knoxville; grandchildren, Becca (Scott Mills) Lane, of Asheville, N.C.; Andy Lane, of Knoxville, Katie Morese, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Adam Morse, of Asheville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Ruby Lane and Banyan Mills, of Asheville, N.C. The greatest joys in Howards life were the times he gather with family. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Lane attended White Pine High School and played fottball on the 1936 championship team. He volunteered to join the Marine Corps in December of 1942 and was called to active duty in March of 1943. He served in the Pacific Theatre of World War II and returned to the states to complete his duty in the military police located in Charleston, S.C. Howard was discharges in March of 1946. He worked with the Ralph E. Mills Co. for 14 years serving as superintendant on road construction projects before joining Vecellio and Grogan Inc. of Beckley, W.Va., where he worked from 1961 to 1994. He served as vice-president of Field Operations, managing over one half billion dollars in projects until his retirement in 1994. While living in Beckley, W.Va., Howard became a member of First Baptist Church, where he faithfully served in the bus ministry for nearly 20 years. Mr. Lane and his wife, Betty returned to Tennessee in 1998, spending the first eight years in Dandridge, Tenn, before moving to Knoxville.Family and friends will meet 5 p.m. Sunday at Cofer Cemetery, Meigs County, Tenn., for a graveside service with the Rev. Dr. Bryan Wilson officiating.The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Salvation Army.Online condolences may be sent to family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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