July 7, 1944 - July 19, 2011
Lane, Robert E., 67, of the Wildcat Valley of Big Stone Gap, VA, was born on July 7, 1944 and departed this life on Tuesday (July 19, 2011). He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp., after 35 years of service. He served a tour of duty in the U. S. Army, serving in France. Robert was an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan and enjoyed the company of his grandchildren daily. He loved his church and church family. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Kathleen Light Lane; his parents, Ed and Charmie Lane; two sisters, Norma Jean Williams and Dorothy "Dot" Swinney; and one brother, Carl Ed Lane. Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Barnett of Dryden, VA and Shawna Hicks and husband, Vance of Youngsville, NC; two sons, Robert Tracy Lane and Cedric "Duck" Lane and fiancé, Crystal, of Big Stone Gap, VA; seven grandchildren, Seth and Kati Barnett, Robert Tracy Lane, Jr., Abbie and Bryce Lane, and Tanner and Logan Hicks; four step-grandchildren, Hannah, Heaven, Braxton and Nik; two great grandchildren, Luke and Jaxon Barnett; one step granddaughter, Aubrie Hillman; one brother, Wayne Lane of Big Stone Gap; one sister, Irma Legg of Big Stone Gap; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Garry Hood officiating. Military rites, by local V.F.W. and D.A.V. posts and the Virginia National Guard Honors Team, will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Light Cemetery, Wildcat Valley of Big Stone Gap, VA. Pallbearers will be: Paul Ed Childress, David Carroll, Richard Light, Seth Barnett, Jarrod Aistrop and Jonathan Light. A honorary pallbearer will be: Jackie Darrell Caudill. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. To view the on-line registry and obituary, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lane family.
Lane, Robert E., 67, of the Wildcat Valley of Big Stone Gap, VA, was born on July 7, 1944 and departed this life on Tuesday (July 19, 2011). He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Corp., after 35 years of service. He served a tour of duty in... View Obituary & Service Information
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