Our cousin Ricky found this photo from 1979. Thanks again Ricky!
Steve Lane
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 22, 1943
  • Place of birth:
    Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 19, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Norman, Oklahoma, United States
...Life is too short.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Steve Lane, 71, born on July 22, 1943 and passed away on April 19, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patricia Songer on 19th April 2016

"Just remembering this special man on this day.  You are thought of and missed often, especially all of the hard times you gave me.  I know you are looking down on us and keeping watch.  Love you, Outie!!!"

This tribute was added by Leroy Spor on 19th April 2016

"Steve "Bullet" Lane was always funny with his pranks which were always in fun to make you laugh.  They came out of the blue but would tickle your funny-bone and you couldn't help but laugh.  However, he was all business when the need arose and was a hard worker when needed at a fire scene or taking care of his duties.  He'll be missed I know by his family but also by anyone who knew him.  Rest in peace Steve.  One of your many friends.

Bless you Chris for this memorial to your dad."

This tribute was added by Tracey Moody on 28th August 2015

"PS Dad,  JoAnne and Greg Payne so kindly gave us a memory tree for our front yard that we planted in your honor, it is a Chinese Pistachio, and your brother gave us two nice fruit trees, and as you know, I wear your work watch daily, and your ashes pendant around my neck.  Maybe it is time to get the bullet tattoo I think?. . . I will no doubt have to "Bite the Bullet" since it will be a first tattoo for me. Love you dearly and can't wait to be with you again."

This tribute was added by Tracey Moody on 28th August 2015

"Oh Dad.  Daily, it  is daily, when I start thinking of you and missing you and I have to stop immediately and get something else to think about and keep busy or I will just relive the awful pain from deep inside and afraid I will not be able to stop crying. I miss you so so so much.  I love you more than life Dad.  God Bless You Always.  Tracey."

This tribute was added by Charmaine Lane on 22nd July 2015

"Steve is missed by all who knew him....I miss him very much."

This tribute was added by Kriss Sparkman on 22nd July 2015

"Happy birthday Uncle Steve! I miss & love you so much.♡"

This tribute was added by Mary Halford on 15th May 2015

"Steve was my classmate at Norman High School, and though I don't think I have seen him since we graduated, I remember him fondly."

This tribute was added by Tracey Moody on 11th May 2015

"Oh, my.  Words just don't come close to expressing how much we so appreciate your kind thoughts, messages and prayers.  I am truly truly the luckiest girl in the world to have my dad  I love him so very much, and i am so grateful to have been able to be with him and hold his hand for hours in these last weeks.  I know I will be with him one day for eternity.  He was the best father and grandfather ever and I thank God for him every day.  Thank you all so much,  Tracey."

This tribute was added by Steve Vesely on 8th May 2015

"Tracey and Chris, I was very saddened to hear about your Dad. I always have great memories of your family, the teasing that he gave everyone he cared about and especially you two!  Your Dad was a stud, good-looking and a great prankster and he always had his bluff in on me!  He was also humble and a man of great faith. I share in the hope and confidence that you will all be together in God's presence and celebrating humor and family again.  Prayers and blessings to your entire family.  Steve Vesely"

This tribute was added by Joanne Payne on 2nd May 2015

"Tracey has been a dear friend since Jr. High, and I have so enjoyed hearing how much Mr. Lane loved being Papa Steve to Tracey's son, Andrew.  Andrew was very young when Papa Steve took him to Crossroads Mall, and Andrew commented on the lack of clothing on the mannequins at Fredrick's of Hollywood.  :-)  While this is a memory that brings laughter, Tracey shared with me of the many weekends her Dad & Diana lovingly spent influencing and shaping the young life of their grandson.  What a blessing.  God's Grace & Peace to you: Diana, Tracey, Chris, Andrew, and Mike.  With deepest sympathy, Joanne Payne."

This tribute was added by Bruce Poteat on 27th April 2015

"A lot of stories have been told about Steve (Bullet) Lane, enough to make him a legend in the books of legends of the Norman Fire Department. As a young firefighter in the early eighties I learned early not to try and match wits with Bullet. He was a fun person to be around but someone who could make you a highlight discussion around the spit-n-whittle real quick.  I help Steve a few time on my days off doing hot tar roofs. He was a real professional at what ever he did--roofing, firefighting, or pulling a joke. I will always remember the stories that I've heard and experience about and with Steve. I share them as often as I can to this day. God be with you Steve and God Bless Steve's family."

This tribute was added by Jim Pence on 25th April 2015

"Steve and I started the first grade together. We drifted apart as years went by, but, I considered him a friend. I don't know the immediate family, but, my deepest condolences to the family, and, particularly the brothers."

This tribute was added by Darlene Steely on 24th April 2015

"Words cannot express our sadness in Steve's passing.  Steve and Wayne have been friends since gradeschool.  Steve and Wayne worked together hauling hay, roofing and then the Fire Department  We were close as young married couples and our children were close friends as they grew up.  There are so many stores of Steve's good natured pranks and teasing.  It's one of the many reasons Steve was so special.  Our heartfelt condolences to Tracey and Chris.  You will have so many fond memories of your dad to console you through the days ahead.  We love you    Wayne, Darlene, Ronnie, Jamie and Kristi Steely."

This tribute was added by Bob Bledsoe on 24th April 2015

"I met Steve at the NFD working on a different shift at Station #4 in the early 80’s, and yes I was the subject of one of his pranks :-) All though we did not work together much at the NFD, I did run into him working on a roof next door to me in the early 90’s and asked him if he would check a leak on my roof if when he had time. By the time I got home that afternoon I could see the roof had been repaired and no bill or contact information was left, that was the kind of man I most remember him to be. May God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Kriss Sparkman on 24th April 2015

"Forever loved."

This tribute was added by Kriss Sparkman on 23rd April 2015

"Hey Lane family...I couldn't have had a better Uncle. My heart & prayers are with all of us. My Uncle Steve...HUGE man in my life when I was so young & growing up. Words aren't easy, but know you are loved & in our most precious memories beyond belief. Love & big hugs to all, Kriss♡"

This tribute was added by Ed Vermillion on 23rd April 2015

"Steve was a classmate, friend and will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Leroy Spor on 23rd April 2015

"Bullet was always fun to be around for you did not know what prank he was going to pull or on who.  It didn't matter what rank you had either for it was always done in a non-lethal manner too.  But, you can bet that all would be laughing and even the prankee.  I know he will be missed and sorry about his passing and not being able to visit him.  God bless and take care."

This tribute was added by Gale Nicholson on 23rd April 2015

"Diana, I remember Steve would bring Tiffany by the X-Ray department when we used to work together. He was so good to her. I remember telling you how handsome Steve was. You two were so cute together. Never would have thought that Frosty and I would become "friends of the family"  several years later. The Lane clan take care of each other. Steve and Googin and Travis would drop off a bag of potatoes , or cabbage or perhaps a "critter" if you had not been "nice"..on our porch when the garden was coming on. We will all miss Steve on this earth. He was a Dandy! He loved his children and was so proud of them. "May he be 3 days in Heaven, before the Devil knows he's there"  from Crossfire Trail..."

This tribute was added by Sally Lane on 23rd April 2015

"I want to thank you Chris for putting this together. I love the pictures, and comments from friends and family are wonderful. I too, will miss my brother-in-law. He was a unique person. I know Googin is going to be lost without Steve next door."

This tribute was added by Kevin Leach on 23rd April 2015

"Steve had quite the sense of humor and was a great prankster but never mean spirited.  I had the luxury of working with him at the Norman Fire Department and also working with him on the side as he taught me the various aspects of the roofing trade. Some of my best times during my career are when I worked with Steve at Fire Station #4.Steve was always entertaining and fun to be around. I will always look back fondly on all of those good times spent together."

This tribute was added by Diana Roberson on 23rd April 2015

"To All of Steve's Family:
He was as fine a man as I have ever known.  Always helping anyone who needed help.  He always talked about how much he loved his family - each one of them - siblings, wive's, children, parents - and his friends.  He was good!!!  And he will be missed; but precious memories do linger.
May the God of all comfort and peace be with you!"

This tribute was added by Vicki Lane Chamlee on 22nd April 2015

"Ever since I was a little girl, I remember my uncle Steve as a quiet, calm man with a mischievous grin and a great sense of humor.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the family......I know that he is going to be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Charmaine Lane on 22nd April 2015

"Steve was a great brother in law.He had a great sense of humor.He did love to play jokes on his brothers.I will miss him very much.I will miss his good cooking,and his good company!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Sahrp on 22nd April 2015

"My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.  I knew Steve through his brother Hewitt and the Norman FD.  My condolences to everyone.

Pamela Sharp, Supervisor
Little Axe Community Center"

This tribute was added by tyler wesnidge on 22nd April 2015

"I worked with steve lane at nps paintshop. i just wanna thank him for making us laugh everyday and showming us that famous smirk after every prank. It was a pleasure to know him and working with him. There was never a dull moment with steve lane around. Miss you brother."

This tribute was added by Missy Merkle on 22nd April 2015

"I met Tracey in the 6th grade.  We quickly became best friends.  I think I spent every single weekend at her house all the way up through high school!!  When I first met Steve, LaDonna and Chris they embraced me and made me feel like a part of the family.  Steve was like a second father to me.  He was hilarious and was always teasing us or pulling little pranks. One time I went on vacation with them to the beach. Tracey and I were 17. Well we were laying out on the beach and there were some boys just down a little ways from us. Well Steve opens the window in the beach house and starts asking us the silliest questions just to tease us!! The look on Tracey's face was priceless and I couldn't stop laughing!!!  He also was an amazing cook!! Dinner at their house was always so good!! He always had that ornery look on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.  He was such a good and kind soul that always, always made me feel like I was just a part of the family.  Love you Steve and God bless you....."

This tribute was added by Patricia Songer on 21st April 2015

"I am Diana's cousin and will miss Steve so much but know he looking down on us all with a big grin.  Steve was so ornery but had a heart of gold and always made me laugh with his witty jokes.  We lost an angel here on earth but heaven gained one and he is no longer in pain.  Sending lots of prayers to the Lane family."

This tribute was added by Mike McIntosh on 21st April 2015

"I have known Chris for about 27 years and he is probably the most consistently kind person I have ever known. He is also one heck of a great musician!  I did not know Steve but if he was anything like Chris is I can only imagine how sorely he will be missed.  Chris you are a hell of a good friend and I am so sorry this happened to you and your family but I am glad that your Pops is no longer suffering.  Take care and godspeed buddy!  Love, Tosh"

This tribute was added by Marlene Hall on 21st April 2015

"sorry for your loss chris. your dad was a good man and we really liked him. he will be missed by many."

This tribute was added by Jonny Ballgame on 21st April 2015

"I have known Chris my entire life.  From Elementary school into adulthood, Chris has been my closest friend and biggest fan.  I have never met a man more kind, sincere, and loyal.  These are all qualities he inherited from his father Steve.

Steve was like a second father to me.  When I was a child he was at every wrestling tournament on every Saturday in the Fall.  Between Steve and LaDonna, Pat and Janet Johnson, and the Henderson family, an entire generation of young Norman wrestlers were well cared for and looked after.  In fifth grade I had to wrestle a girl twice in the same tournament. I had never wrestled a girl before and had never seen anyone else do it either. Apparently neither had Steve.  The idea that I had to get on the mat and battle a female tickled him to no end.  He has never allowed me to forget even into adulthood.

I remember him taking me and Chris somewhere in his truck one evening.  We were anxious to get where we were going but Steve never let the speedometer get above the legal limit.  Cars were passing us left and right on highway 9 when Chris began getting frustrated and urged his dad to pick up the pace.  Without raising his voice Steve, as he coasted to a stop at a red light, reminded Chris that all those cars that rushed past him were sitting there with us at the light.  The phrase he used was "everyone's always rushing around to get somewhere just so they can sit around and wait."

I will always cherish those two and the many other memories I have growing up with Chris, Tracey, LaDonna, and Steve in my life.  I have been fortunate to know them all."

This tribute was added by theta mcdonald on 20th April 2015

"I've known Tracy for a total of almost 2 years now and her father has been her main priority throughout her and entire life and since I know her to be such a wonderful person I can only imagine how much better her father was I bless and pray for their entire family.  Me and my mother praise for her husband and son to get through this difficult time we love you and hope to see you soon. I love you Tracy!!!!"

This tribute was added by Linda Fries on 20th April 2015

"There are not enough words to express how many will miss Steve deeply. But there are many, many incredible stories, and tributes to his life. He was a lovely man with a wonderful heart.  Linda and David Fries"

This tribute was added by Kyna Henry on 20th April 2015

"Words cannot express the sadness I feel for the loss we will all endure without Steve here on earth. But Heaven has gained an Angel, and a wonderful Angel!  I have been best friends with Diana, his precious wife, since 1973.  We have a wonderful friendship which has only grown stronger over the last 42 years and I witnessed firsthand  the Love that Steve and her shared. He was her rock and unselfish when it came to her always being a caretaker to anyone in her life who needed it.  He also LOVED his family so so much.  He adored his grandson so much and could not get enough of him.   My prayers are that GOD will hold his family up through this difficult  time while we miss him here on earth and Heaven gains an Angel!"

This tribute was added by Chris Lane on 20th April 2015

"Diana, Tracey and I thank you for visiting. Our dad was an amazing man that will be forever missed. Dad used to say all the time that "life is too short." We've come to realize that those words ring true now more than ever.

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Dad didn't want a funeral service, so we will be having a celebration of his life that will be held in a couple of weeks. We will share the date as soon as we know when and where it will be held. Please take time and share any stories you have or just sign so we can keep track of who visits."

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