Uncle Earl in Uniform
Earl R. Lane
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 22, 1920
  • Place of birth:
    Red Bird, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 27, 1990
  • Place of passing:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Tuskegee Airmen Motto: "All for One"
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Earl R. Lane, 69, born on July 22, 1920 and passed away on June 27, 1990. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 12th November 2013

"Remembering you today on Veterans Day, and the service you and the other members of the "Red Tails" who gave so much to the service of our Country."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 22nd July 2013

"Today would have been your 93rd birthday.  Today, Leslie would have been calling you and probably surprising you with a visit there in Cleveland.  Remembering and never forgetting you, love from all your family."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 27th June 2013

"Today is the 23rd anniversary of your passing.  Remembering you, and honoring the service you made to our Country.  "Eternal rest grant him Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.""

This tribute was added by Robert F Dorr on 2nd February 2013

"I want to honor Earl Lane in a book I'm writing now and would like to hear from anyone who'd like to help.

Bob Dorr (robert.f.dorr@cox.net, (703) 264-8950)"

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 19th November 2012

"Today would have been Aunt Dorothy's birthday, also I would be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary.  I'm thinking of her today and my late husband.  Remembering you and Leslie also."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 11th November 2012

"Today we honor all you veterans.  I added several new pictures to your memorial page, wish you were here so you could tell me about them.  Wish Leslie were here also."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 9th November 2012

"Today I added the names of four Airmen who have recently passed.  Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers, age 90, October 15, 1912; George Hickman; Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, age 95; and Brew Hickman, age 97.  Mr. Hickman received the Congressional Gold Medal several years after the other airmen ~ his wife was instrumental in him finally getting his medal."

This tribute was added by Xzenia Richardson on 22nd July 2012

"Although I never met you, I heard so many great things about you. Thank you for all that you did for our country. I know that you are truly missed."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 27th June 2012

"Today is the 22nd anniversary of your passing.  I remember it like it was yesterday, because I had spoken to Leslie on the 25th to tell her that my husband had passed and she said she would be at the funeral.  However, two days later, June 27th, she called me back to say that you had just passed.  Rest in peace Uncle Earl.  You will be forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 25th May 2012

"Remembering you on Memorial Day, and everyday and to say thank-you Uncle Earl for your service to our Country, and to OUR people.  Thank-you also to all the Tuskegee Airmen."

This tribute was added by robert booth on 14th February 2012

"Wish I could have spent more time with you. As a retired army officer
we share much in common. I think of leslie often and when I do , you are always on my mind. Thanks so much for your service to our country.

Lt.Col.Robert J. Booth (USA Retired)"

This tribute was added by Donna Johnson-Thomas on 28th January 2012

"The saying, "youth is wasted on the young," is so true.  I'm sorry I missed all the opportunities we could have had talking about your experiences during the war.  Young people just take it for granted that our loved ones will be with us forever.  All I can say is that you exemplified the term "an officer and a gentleman," as well as wonderful father to Leslie, and uncle to me.  Miss U!!"


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