Charles Bryan LANE Sr.(1935 - 2014)

LANE Sr., Charles Bryan

Charles Bryan Lane, Sr., 79, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center of natural causes.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace Lane; daughter, Kathleen Harris and her husband, David; daughter, Pamela Saunders; son, Bryan Lane and his wife, DeeDee; daughter, Beverly Ruth and her husband Dan; his seven grandchildren; and his five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Lane and Vera Lane; five brothers and one sister; and son-in-law, Calvin Saunders.

Born Feb. 15, 1935 in Kaufman, he lived in Austin most of his life (and was proud of it). As a soldier in the United States Army, he served tours in Panama, Germany, and Korea.

Affectionately known as "Chuck" and "Papa" to so many, he was an unending source of love and warmth to all those around him. He never knew a stranger and was at times mistaken for Santa Claus by small children. He loved the Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and most of all his family. His unconditional love has made this world a happier, more jovial place for decades. Quick with a joke, and even quicker with a bad pun, he has deeply touched the lives of all his family members. He will be greatly missed and will be even more greatly celebrated.

A graveside funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Viewing will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 W. William Cannon Dr.

His family would like to extend their appreciation to all the wonderful nurses and staff at Heartland Health Care Center for their love and care over these past two and a half years.

Funeral Home

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park
6300 West William Cannon Drive Austin, TX 78749
(512) 892-1172

Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 29 to June 30, 2014