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William Lane

Posted By obits On August 7, 2015 @ 3:55 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 15 Comments

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William Gilbert Lane, 71, of 189 Garrenton Road, Jarvisburg, NC died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of Currituck County, NC, he was the son of the late Ernest Lane and Estelle Watson Lane. He was a retired carpenter.

He is survived by a son, Ashley Lane of Coinjock, NC; and a grandson, Jack Lane. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Claude Murray Lane.

A memorial service will be at Coinjock Baptist Church on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Ricky Bishop. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Lane family.

You may express condolences to the family by visiting https://www.twifordfh.com.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Adora and Clint on August 7th, 2015 6:19 pm

So sorry for your loss…he will surely be missed…

Condolence from Susan Murden on August 8th, 2015 8:08 am

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Condolence from Martha Lewis on August 8th, 2015 8:25 am

I am so sorry fo ryour loss!

Condolence from molly griggs miller on August 8th, 2015 8:54 am

Sorry to read this as the entire Lane family bring back wonderful memories of my youth. I was in school with Billy and Murray. Prayers for the family. GodSpeed Billy.

Condolence from patty tony malbone on August 8th, 2015 5:15 pm

So sorry for your lost sending prayers and hugs to all

Condolence from Leary Sink on August 9th, 2015 12:33 am

Ashley and the Lane family,
I’m sorry to hear of Billy’s passing.
I met him many years ago through Lonnie Dickens. I always admired his knowledge and ability to do anything he set his mind to.
He could build or fix anything and his ability to overcome problems were amazing. I really think he was the original McGyver.

The loss of eyesight in one eye was an example. He perfected his shooting style to overcome it so that you never wanted to bet against him shooting skeet.
Men like him are hard to find anymore. He was one of a kind and we will all miss him.
May God comfort you during this time and know the Billy is in a better place and suffering no more.

Leary Sink

Condolence from Marilyn Sanders on August 9th, 2015 9:05 am

RIP Billy Boy. GOD bless the family. The Sanders family

Condolence from Chris Hooper on August 9th, 2015 10:14 pm

Ashley, Jack and family , I’m sorry to hear of Mr. Billy’s passing. I can remember one time He came in the store to get lumber and told me to just go drive his truck and load it up. I told him I didn’t know how to drive a stick shift. Oh you can’t hurt it so I jump all around the yard and come back with the load. Thanks for the experience. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You. Chris

Condolence from Nancy Ennis Lane on August 10th, 2015 1:54 pm

Billy.. My brothers friend, who put up with his kid sister playing marbles and tops and tagging along. Billy… my husband, a multi talented man. He was the best read man i have ever known..even said he had read every book in the school library growing up, he always had a book in his hand. He could do anything he set his mind to…race cars, boats, ride horses, shoot guns with the very best of them (won 2nd in the world skeet shooting one year and 4th in the world another (even blind in 1 eye), was a licensed contractor and a logger, built boats, welded, crabbed, fished, shrimped etc. And a great humanitarian. He helped so many people. I remember him making a u-turn on the swamp road to help an old couple change a flat tire. He made decoys one winter and sold them so his crew could get paid while he ate wild rabbit and collards. He would give you the shirt off of his back unless you crossed him. He could take engines apart and put them back together over night. The talent list is long. The memory list is longer. Billy…and I remained friends for the last 27 years after separating. He will be very missed. My love and condolences go out to Ashley and Jack and also to all who lives he has touched. The next time you hear the country song “Billy the Kid”, think of Billy. I love you Billy. Enjoy that great bear hunt in the sky.

Condolence from Elizabeth (Ennis) Dunigan on August 10th, 2015 3:01 pm

Yesterday I got the news that my Uncle Billy had passed and although it had been a few years since I last saw him a heaviness welled up in my heart. He was one of my childhood icons. The memories of him and my Aunt Nancy are almost as strong as the ones of the family farm house and my Grandma Grace. The first crab boil in my young life was at the house he built in Jarvisburg Junction in Currituck County. He always had a drink in his hand and a great story to tell to all that were listening (and it was so easy to listen). I remember his blonde lab named Zack (that I have since heard that his papered name was North River Super Stuff) I would play with Zack for hours and later heard the tales of Uncle Billy often sharing his beers with his beloved dog. One summer my Dad(Bill Ennis), Uncle billy and I went out fishing on the swampy edges of the sound and a real good lightning storm blew in so quickly we couldn’t make it back to dock. We laid belly down on the floor of the boat as the rain and lightning swirled around us and they took turns calming my fears until the storm moved on.
Later in my life when I went off to college and read “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” I always pictured my Uncle as the mariner with the albatross around his neck. His weathered faced and mannerism were a perfect fit for that character that was less than fortunate but ready with a great tale.
Last night I poured one out in honor of him and told the kids the stories above. I am so grateful to have those memories. To Lane family, may peace surround you for the days ahead of you.

Condolence from George & Linda Pearce, Manteo NC on August 10th, 2015 6:11 pm

Our sympathies to Ashley and Jack and others who will miss him.

Condolence from Jimmy & Lou Renn on August 12th, 2015 9:55 pm

Billy was my brother-in-law for 35 years. Murray passed away almost 19 years ago. I eventually remarried 15 year ago and yet I have remained a member of the Lane family. Billy wanted me to bring my “man” down so he could check him out…his words not mine. Jimmy and Billy really hit it off. At the end of that visit, he pulled me aside and said “you done good I like your man, but I gotta tell you he is so full of ## bs”…his words… I just cleaned them up. I could only laugh cause it takes one to know one. For all his bluster he had a tender heart. The hand made decoys he made for Murray and l one Christmas are proudly displayed in our home as is the oil painting he and his artist friend gave us as a wedding present 35 years ago. I will miss you brother. My heart felt sympathies and prayers go out to you Ashley, Jack and the rest of the Lane family and to all who were a friend to him. Though I’m still in the hospital my heart will be there to honor your memory.

Condolence from John Guard on August 13th, 2015 10:41 am

Ashley & Family,

I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of my friend and classmate, Billy Lane. Although I had not seen him in many years, I kept in touch with him through my family. He was certainly talented and his servant heart will be missed by friends and family. May God bless you all.

Condolence from Janet Lane on August 14th, 2015 4:03 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Billy will be missed by many people. I will always remember his care and concern when my husband, James Lane (Billy’s cousin), passed away. He was very willing to give me his support by acting as a pall bearer. His kindness was very special.

Janet Lane

Condolence from Heather Kern on August 15th, 2015 7:25 am

I don’t know what it’s like to be a step parent, to welcome someone else’s children into your home, but welcome with love, understanding, and support is what my stepdad did for me. My fondest memories of growing up were all in North Carolina. Billy took me into his heart and his home; he built me a rabbit hutch, took me fishing & shooting, and opened his doors to a bunch young teenagers to birthday and Halloween parties.
His love for animals taught compassion and his hunting taught sustainability. Throughout the years, as I left Currituck and distance grew further Billy remained part of my life.
His influence helped develop me into the person I am today and for that I am eternally grateful,
He will be missed but for those that new him his stories and memories will continue to grace us.
He captained his life with integrity, respect, and fire. You have finally found the perfect fishing hole Billy…blessed be.

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