Allan R. "Al" Lane, age 72, of Rome, passed away early Friday morning, August 19th, 2011 in a Rome hospital.
A native of Grand Falls, Newfoundland Canada, Mr. Lane was born on July 2nd, 1939, the son of the late Roy Vincent Lane and the late Myrtis Ludlow Lane. He was a graduate of Grand Falls Academy in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. He has been a resident of Rome for the past 21 years, moving here from Cartersville, Georgia. He was a member and deacon of the New Armuchee Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir for many years. Mr. Lane was trained as a pipefitter in Canada, then moved to the United States, where he continued his trade. He was highly involved in nuclear power construction. Al was a member of Local #72 in Atlanta and retired in 1998 due to a stroke. Mr. Lane was active in Barbershop Music for much of his early life and continued to be an avid fan and was a member of SPEBSQSA. Mr. Lane was a volunteer fire fighter in his younger years in Louisiana and Indiana. His sense of humor was always in evidence, no matter the situation. He was joking with the doctors the night he passed away. He was quick to help anyone in need and was quite good at fixing just about anything, even after his stroke. Mr. Lane was always up to a challenge and would figure a way even with one good arm to do what needed to be done. He never let his stroke slow him down and stayed very active right up until his death. He had a deep life-long love of animals and his house is full of rescued critters that needed a second chance. Mr. Lane was preceded in death by his mother, father and a daughter, Jennifer Lane Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Miller Lane, to whom he was married on October 13th, 1990; a daughter, Leslie Lane Baird of Cartersville, GA.; a son and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Tammy Lane of Hertford, N.C.; a granddaughter, Caitlin Wright of Cartersville, 4 grandsons, Christopher Lane and his wife, Selena of New York City, NY, Michael Allan Jones and Jonathan Jones both of Houston, Texas and Chance Wright of Cartersville; a brother, Denis Lane and his wife, Sharon of Sydenham, Ontario Canada; a sister, Sandy Lane of Grand Falls, Newfoundland Canada. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Allan R. "Al" Lane will be held on Tuesday afternoon, August 23rd, 2011 at 2 o'clock from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward E. Holsomback officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The following will serve as active pallbearers and requested to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon by 1:30 p.m., Chance Wright, Monroe Caldwell, Jay Jarvis. Leon White, Marvin Montgomery and Anthony McClain.
Mr. Lane will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel where the family will receive friends this (Monday) evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Rome Floyd Humane Society, 518 Broad Street, Rome Georgia 30161.
Please join the family in honoring the life of Allan R. "Al" Lane by visiting www.talleysparkviewchapel.com and posting your tributes and memories.
Fred Talley and the staff of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family of Allan R. "Al" Lane.