Vernon Karl Lane Jr.

February 14, 1966August 11, 2014
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Vernon Karl Lane, Jr. was born on February 14, 1966, to Vernon and Brenda Lane in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Family and friends called him by his middle name, "Karl." Growing up in a military family, Karl lived in Springfield, Massachusetts; Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada; La Puente, California; Plattsburgh, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Sacramento, California. Karl graduated from Thomas B. Doherty High School in Colorado Springs in 1984. Karl attended American River College and Sierra College. Karl graduated from the National Broadcasting School in Sacramento in 1989 in Television/Video Production. Karl lived to express himself and create art, whether it was through his music, poems, photography, or videography. An accomplished musician, Karl began his musical journey at an early age by spending hours playing electric guitar, bass guitar, and electric organ and keyboards. Karl played the Double Bass in orchestras throughout junior and senior high school. He continued to compose, arrange, and produce music as a solo artist, member of bands, and for other artists throughout his life. Not limited by one genre, Karl's musical range included rock, soul, dance, heavy metal, electronic, and ambient music. Most recently, Karl was the bass guitarist for the Sacramento progressive rock band "King Never." Karl was blessed with being a gentle and kind soul by all who knew him. Karl's friends often leaned upon him for support during difficult times. He was often called upon by family and friends to diagnose and fix an array of computer and electronic equipment, all done by him willingly. Karl also designed numerous web sites as part of his father's business and independently for clients. Karl is survived by his father Vernon Karl Lane; his mother Brenda Thomas Lane; and his brother Derrick Anthony Lane. Karl is further survived by his step-mother Nadine Lane; uncles Walter Thomas, John Eric Thomas, and Bernon Lee Lane; aunts Helen Sisco and Jacqueline Cruise; in-laws Charles and Patricia Burns, Christopher Burns, and Calli Lane; and a host of other relatives who loved him dearly.


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Morris B.

June 18, 2015

One of the most important days of my life was the day we met; Sometime in the Fall of '84, right? You know, The first time I ever played or sang a single musical note of my own was with you, with your guitar, recorded on your tape recorder. Well now it's been 10 months so far...and still not a day goes by. It'll be 10 million more and still I'll think of you everyday, man. I'll listen to all the songs we made back then. I'll remember the time one of them actually got played on the radio! I'll always cherish Those Days when we were so much younger (mostly the years between '84 and '92 or so). They'll always remain with me. It's amazing when I think about them...and I thank you, Karl L. Again, thanks man.

Kelly Vent

August 22, 2014

You played the Costello to my Abbott. I was the Gracie to your George. I will love you always and forever, Karl. Good night, sweet friend.

Lu Ann Henderson

August 18, 2014

Karl, The most bravest and caring man I've ever known. The man that had so much love for others. So much patience and the warmest soul I've ever known in my life. I miss you Cameron ?? You are truly One of a kind.


August 17, 2014

May the light of Him who brought you home forever guide your soull!!


August 17, 2014

Karl - After 30 years, you are my family! Words can't describe what I feel or what you have meant to me. I miss you! I love you.

Antoine Murphy

August 15, 2014

Karl L,....Dang! You are the guy that makes everybody happy just by being you. The true example of how to be a friend. Thank you.....Karl.

Debbie Hernandez

August 15, 2014

Gentle soul . . .

Brad Armstrong

August 14, 2014

Karl L my partner in crime. Man of few words. Musical genius, late night chat buddy, friend to all. You will be missed dearly for your quick wit and positive words for all. You will forever be inscribed on my heart... your reply would be.. YEP

Anna Sandoval

August 14, 2014

Karl, You are loved and missed ! Till i see you in heaven, friend.

Eric Thomas

August 14, 2014

Karl, the musician... you made me so proud! Karl, the quiet intellect... your technical abilities and overall confidence always impressed me! I'm so incredibly saddened that you're gone from us... especially from your parents and your brother. I love you, nephew!!