Ronald E. Lane went to live in the Glory of the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2021.
He was born April 13, 1949, in Hertford, North Carolina, to William and Sallie (Ayscue) Lane, who preceded him in death. His siblings are Steve (Sharon) Lane; Vernon (Pam) Lane; Michael (Angie) Lane; Stanley (Sheree) Lane; Alton (Rakhsheed) Lane; Jerry Lane; Sandra (Kenny) Lane; and Claudia (David) Hurdle.
He married Cheryl (Robertson) Lane on April 6, 1991. They have two adult children, son Matthew (Jessica) Lane and one grandson, Griffin Cicalo; and daughter Katie Lane. All of them survive him.
He also was close family friends with Tom and Bonnie Vore since moving to Indiana in the early 1990’s.
Ron served in the U.S Army from 1967 to 1970 as a mortarman. He later worked for 25 years at Wabash National and retired in 2018. He was a member of Blue Ball Church.
Ron was first and foremost a man of faith who put his family above everything. His good nature frequently had him roped into doing chores and errands for the elderly ladies of his family. He was adored by his mother-in-law, (Alyce) Lynette Robertson, and Cheryl’s paternal aunts, Lois Bowman and Mary Jefferies, all of whom preceded him in death. His father-in-law, Ross Robertson, enjoyed taking Ron to livestock auctions at Strawtown where the two of them frequently purchased small animals like goats and poultry for farm pets.
Ron enjoyed auctions. One of his greatest joys was finding treasures in $1 boxes he purchased. He also enjoyed gardening, and the family pets. Prior to his marriage, he enjoyed traveling with his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, or anyone who wanted to go, to the mountains, the beach, or wherever else the wind took them. After his marriage, his immediate family took precedence and he enjoyed hosting family gatherings and attending community events. He never met a stranger and was always chatting with people wherever he went.
Ron also was a fountain of stories and lived a truly amazing life. He attended Woodstock as a young Army soldier but did not care for it because it was too muddy and rainy, and he felt they did not have enough restroom facilities. He liked to tell the stories of how he and army buddies went to a bar and met Jerry Lee Lewis and how he had worked for Andy Griffith doing yard work while his father, William, did his plumbing.
Ron’s Godly spirit, light, and kind nature will be sadly missed.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held at Living Truth Bible Church 3017 East State Road 218 Walton, IN 46994 on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with a time of visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Church.
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