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Lynn Lane '49 January 3, 2019 2:43 PM updated: January 3, 2019 2:45 PM

Published in (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram on Jan. 2, 2019

Lynn Roland Lane(1928 - 2018)
Lynn Roland Lane GLEN ROSE--Lynn Roland Lane passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at a Fort Worth hospital. SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Glen Rose. Burial: Next to his son in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Wiley Funeral Home, Glen Rose. Lynn was born March 19, 1928, and died Dec. 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Lynn was born at home, delivered by Dr. Pruitt on 305 Grace St. in Glen Rose, Texas. His parents were Linnie and Neva Lane. He graduated from Glen Rose High School in 1945. He was class president and class valedictorian. He was on the basketball team. He attended Texas A&M his freshman year, transferred to the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He graduated in 1950 with a degree as a mechanical engineer. He was in Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Lynn worked at Land Ford Garage and Dealership in Glen Rose until he was drafted for the Korean War. He requested the Army allow him to transfer to the Air Force because he got his pilot's license when he was 18. When in pilot training at Williams AFB in Chandler, Ariz., in 1952, his flight instructor introduced him to Willa Joan Manes, who had Captain Strecker's daughter in her class. He married Willa Joan Manes in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 14, 1954. His squadron was sent to France. They had one son, Lee Nathan Lane, born at base hospital in Chateauroux, France, on May 18, 1955. Lee died Dec. 26, 2011, in Glen Rose while visiting his parents for Christmas. He lived in Moriarty, N.M. After honorable discharge from the Air Force, Lynn worked for Texas Instruments for two years, 1956-1958. He took a better job at Sperry Rand in Phoenix in 1958. Sperry was bought by Honeywell. He was an engineering department head at Honeywell when he retired in 1989. He was sent many places in the U.S. and overseas to solve problems with automatic pilot systems made by Honeywell. He was awarded several patents while with Honeywell. He returned to his hometown of Glen Rose, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Linnie and Neva Lane; sisters, Linnette Lane, Sammie Jean Lane Wright, Aletha Lane Moore; and his son, Lee Nathan Lane. SURVIVORS: His wife, W. Joan Lane; nieces, Sherry Wright Baker of Haltom City, Debbie Wright Isaacs of Fort Worth, Becky Wright Gibbs of Fort Worth, Chris Bryant of Glen Rose who was like a son to Lynn; nephew, Thomas Manes of Wimberley, Texas; and various other nieces and nephews.


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Wiley Funeral Home
504 Holden Street Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-2288


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