Let the memory of Robert be with us forever.
  • 86 years old
  • Born on October 20, 1932 .
  • Passed away on February 24, 2019 .
Robert Leon Lane, 86, a longtime resident of Butner passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.
He was born October 20, 1932 in Lenoir County to the late Ghermon William Lane and Ora Jarman Lane.  Mr. Lane was a member of Community United Methodist Church and was the Postmaster in Butner for many years.  He proudly served his Country in the United States Coast Guard and the United States Army.  He also was a member of the National Guard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Community United Methodist Church in Butner by Rev. Alice Davis and Rev. Karl Neuschaefer.  Burial will be in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.
He is survived by two sons, Allan Lane (Shirley) of Butner, Stephen Lane of Franklinton; a sister, Linda Lane Justice (Sonny) of Henderson; two brothers, Ghermon Lane (Glenda) of Dover, Thomas Lane (Judy) of Butner; six grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Joy Nicoll Lane and Nancy Tilghman Lane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 507 West E St., Butner, NC  27509 or Camp Butner Society Museum, c/o of Roy Pittard, P.O. Box 412, Butner, NC  27509.
Visitation will be held Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of Allan Lane.
Posted by Robert Sikes on 1st March 2019
Tom and Steve I just found out of Bob's passing. I mourn the loss of the person that was a boss I respected and also considered a friend. Years ago, when I was working around the boat dealership with you all, I enjoyed his upbeat outlook on life, honesty, and sense of humor. Those are the times that i wish to remember.
Posted by Joe Doby on 28th February 2019
Tommy and Family, Sorry to read about Robert. Many years since I've seen him. As former member of Butner Community, I remember his energy and care for Butner. My sincere sympathy to all. Joe & Barbara Doby, Morehead City, NC
Posted by Libby Colquitt on 27th February 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a sweet man who never met a stranger and never seemed too busy to chat. He'll be greatly missed by many. Praying comfort and peace only God can bring you.
Posted by Richard A. Smith on 27th February 2019
I don't think I ever heard anyone in the almost 20 years I knew Bob say anything bad about him. He was always in church and always had that grin on his face. We started swapping "war stories", of which mine couldn't compare to his with all of his years in the military. I gave him the nickname, "Old Soldier" after he told me that the "Desert Storm war was a young man's war. I'm getting to old for this." I saw him last summer in Butner and called out "Hey old soldier." He grinned and said before he turned around, "That's got to be Richard." Bob was a devoted Christian and friend. I won't be able to make the funeral tomorrow but my prayers are with you and the family Tom. May Bob Rest In Peace and thank you Bob for all of your service to this great nation.
Posted by John Davenport on 27th February 2019
Dear Stephen, Sarah and I are praying for you and all your family in this difficult time. May you know the closeness and comfort of our Lord. We are so blessed to know you and Marnie, and we'll keep praying for you. May your hope and trust be in His promises: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.'” Rev. 21:1-4 Amen
Posted by Faye Weaver on 27th February 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time! Bob was a wonderful man! Carl and Faye Weaver
Posted by Butch Gooch on 27th February 2019
My Wife and I Loved Bob very much. He was a wonderful person to say the least. I always enjoyed looking back in church and seeing him there. He always had something good to say. I have been in a few church meetings with Bob there and was glad to see him there. He was very Level-headed. A trait that I have always admired in the folks that I meet that are like that. Prayers all around to the many folks that miss and Loved Bob. Me and my wife Susan are among these. Goodbye Bob, I hope to see you again someday, Butch
Posted by Carla Mangum on 26th February 2019
Allan and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Such a kind man and we always enjoyed him when he came in BOBS. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Paula Ellington on 26th February 2019
Allan, I am so sorry for your loss! Your dad was such a kind and sweet gentleman. He will be missed. Prayers for you and your family. My the Lord bless you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Mary Sue Carper on 26th February 2019
Stephen and family, So sorry to hear about your dad. We will keep you all in our prayers. Chuck&Mary Sue Carper
Posted by Reid Daniel on 26th February 2019
Sergeant Major Lane was our biggest cheerleader for Town of Butner staff. He never missed a chance to tell us and anyone else that he thought we were doing good things. During my time in the NC National Guard, I don't think we crossed paths, but we often swapped "war" stories about the fun and adventures of being a weekend warrior and the characters that we both knew. Butner, the NCNG, and especially the Lane family has lost a giant this week. I am proud to call him my friend.
Posted by Michel Branch on 26th February 2019
He was a good person, a mentor, and a very close friend. I will miss him! We will miss him! Now his soul can rest in peace with the Lord.
Posted by Marshelle Brogden on 25th February 2019
Stephen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Ricky and Marshelle Brooks Brogden
Posted by Doug Strickland on 25th February 2019
Stephen, So sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother and dad was one of the founders members of Butner. The last time I saw your dad was at Emerald Isle with your brother Allan camping i think (with the look of those trucks) and he had his happy smile going. Doug & Debbie Strickland. Class of 1979
Posted by Mary Ann Lunsford on 25th February 2019
Bob was a kind, sweet friend who will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained another angel. May God comfort you all and give you peace.

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