Funeral service for Donald Lewis Lane, Jr., age 50, of Taft, TN will be held at 4pm on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Marco Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2pm until 4pm on Friday at Higgins.
Donald was born October 2, 1972, in Decatur, AL, the middle of five children and the only son to Patricia Dean Vincent Lane and the late Donald Lane, Sr. He worked in maintenance at Nucor Steel in Decatur. Known as “Dondee” to his friends, he liked to fish, ride his motorcycle, spend time in the garden, and politics. Donald also enjoyed grilling and cooking. His girls were the light of his life, and he loved spending time with them. Donald passed away July 15, 2023, at Athens Limestone Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Tina McNeil Lane; daughters, Claire Lane and Grace Lane; sisters, Tina (Ray) Henderson, Donna Lane, Jennifer Murray, Lisa Lane; sisters-in-law, Wanda (Brandon) Gatlin, Rena (Kevin) Pittenger, Teresa (Dale) Finch; many nieces, nephews and extended family members; as well as his dog Juliette, and cats, Cookie and Stormi. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald Lewis Lane, Sr.