Funeral service for Phillip Murray Lane, age 82 of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 12 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Mulberry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 10 AM until 12 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Phillip was born on October 10, 1938, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Horace Murray Lane and Willie Terry Lane. He worked for the U.S. Postal service until his retirement. Phillip loved nothing more than working on his farm cultivating the land he spent his life maintaining. He enjoyed sharing the bounty of his garden with others and was famous for showing up at friends and families doors with a sack full of freshly picked produce. He was a farmer who loved a good day on the Bush Hog, caring for the land that has been with his family for more than 100 years. He was an avid fan of the Tennessee walking horse and enjoyed attending horse shows around the middle Tennessee area. Phillip served as a deacon at the Washington Street Church of Christ for many years. He passed away on January 31, 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital.
Phillip is survived by his children, Murray (Jacquie) Lane of Billings, MO, Eric (Jennifer) Lane of Meridianville, AL, Scarlet Lane (Rick) Patterson of Fayetteville, and Jenny Lane (Lou) Pfister of Winchester; grandchildren, Zachary (Jordan) Patterson, Rebekah Patterson (Michael) Bean, Travis Lane, MacKenzie Pfister (Nick) Jackson, Ethan Pfister, Caroline Pfister, Samantha Pfister, Carter Lane, and Kaitlyn Lane; great-grandchild Luca Patterson. In addition to his parents and sister, Phillip was preceded in death by his wife, Margarete Lane in 2018.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Phillip M. Lane.