Funeral services for Russell Ray Lane a lifelong Atoka, OK resident, were held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Victory Life Church in Atoka with Bro. Seth Swindall and Bro. John Matey officiating. Interment was in New Zion Cemetery in Atoka with Rev. “Baby” Paul Butler officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lane was born February 23, 1935 to “Big” John William and Florence Magdalene (Kampplain) Lane at Stringtown, OK and passed away July 14, 2020 at Sherman, TX at the age of 85 year, 4 months and 21 days. He attended Harmony, East Telleco, Miller and then Atoka High School and married Lily Janice (Fomby) June 6, 1959 at Lewisville, TX. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before his passing. Russell was a rancher and worked at a dairy farm. He was a carpenter and builder, and worked for McAlester Army Ammunition Depot. Russell was a long time member and deacon at Lewisville Bible Church, Harmony Baptist Church and was an early member and Elder at Day Spring Church. He served as board member and treasurer of the school board at Harmony School. Russell enjoyed hunting, fishing, whittling, carving, (he loved carving little boots and keychains) and mostly loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lily Janice Lane of the home in Atoka; children, Teena Knight and husband Tim of Sherman, TX, Brett Lane and wife Tamara of Durant, OK, and Matt Lane and wife Carol of Atoka; special child, Sheila Roberson and husband David of Tupelo, Ok; son-in-law, Dr. Bob Darst; grandchildren, Bobby Darst, Jr., Patty Sparks, Shanna Thompson, Teisa Lane, Whitney Jamet, Jennifer Hinojosa, Cassandra Little, Jake Knight, T. J. Knight, Raynee Eaves and Kendall Lane; twenty great-grandchildren; sister Joan Butler of Muskogee, OK; along with nieces, nephews, in laws, other relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Ann Darst; granddaughter, Jennifer Lane Trueblood; great-granddaughter, Ruby Cheyenne Sharp; sisters, Lucille Sides, Donna Smith, Kay Johnson, Nell and Zell Lane; and brothers, Norris Lane, Tommy Lane, and John Lane.
Casketbearers were Dean Jackson, Danny Cochran, Jimmy Ridgeway, Mike Ganger, Lionel Winters, and Randy Smith. Honorary bearers were Dale Nanney, Ed McCurry, W. K. Duke, Steve Swindall, Ronnie Harper, Roger Holley, Lester Moore, Johnny Morris, Tommy Evans, Larry Compton, Donnie Allen, Bob Wyrick, and Dr. Bob Darst.
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