Dr. Charles S. Lane Jr.

May 28, 1919March 13, 2013
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Dr. Charles S. Lane, Jr. 93, of Fort Smith, died March 13, 2013 in Methodist Nursing Home. He was born May 28, 1919 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the late Charles Spurgeon Lane, Sr. and Anna Marie Temple Lane. Dr. Lane was a physician, specializing in Otolaryngology, from 1950 through 1986. Following graduation from Hattiesburg High School in 1937, he attended Mississippi State College in Starkville, Mississippi and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his pre-medical training and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He graduated in 1944 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Lane served an internship at the Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans. He was on active duty in the United Sates Navy during World War II, serving as medical officer on two naval vessels in the Pacific area of operation, and later served during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge from the Navy, he completed post-graduate study in the specialty of Otolaryngology at Tulane University Graduate School of Medicine. Following graduation he took a Residency in Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. In 1950, Dr. Lane was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and in that year, he entered the practice of Otolaryngology in Fort Smith with the late Dr. E.C. Moulton, Sr. and Dr. E.C. Moulton, Jr. He became a member of the Western Arkansas Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in 1969 and continued to practice with this clinic until his retirement in 1986. Subsequently, Dr. Lane performed voluntary medical work on the mission fields in Bangalore, India and St. Vincent Island. Dr. Lane was a member of the American Medical Association, the Arkansas State Medical Society, The American Rhinology Society, the Arkansas Ear Nose and Throat Medical Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American College of Surgeons, and the Sebastian County Medical Society. His long-time church membership was at South Side Baptist Church. Dr. Lane is survived by one daughter, Sherard Lane Chapline and her husband Ed, of Arlington, Texas; one son, Dr. Charles S. Lane, III and his wife Carol, of Hot Springs, AR; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two unborn great-grandchildren arriving this year. He is also survived by his niece, Ann-Marie Cornett of Gulfport, MS. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Hudson Lane; his parents, Charles Spurgeon Lane, Sr. and Anna Marie Temple Lane; and his sister, Kathryn Lane Laviolett. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Chuck Lane, Ed Chapline, Charley Lane, Kirk Chapline, Ryan Curtis, Travis Cram, and Trevor Bush. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. Paul Wills, Dr. Tom Raymond, Dr. Jack Gedosh, Dr. Ken Wallace, and Ben Jordan. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2013, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to South Side Baptist Church 2400 Dodson Fort Smith, AR 72901 or the charity of one’s choice. To sign an online guest book visit


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Visitaion Friday, March 15, 2013

Dr. Charles S. Lane Jr.

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January 17, 2014

He took out my tonsils when I was 8,or 9, I was scared and had to stay for the 1st, time overnight in the hospital alone, He came and sat with me and I felt divine peace which I later came to understand was an anointing of the Lord...I have though about him, many times over the yrs. and was well pleased to learn he did missionary work. I believe He prayed for me in the hospital and I never forgot His kindness and peace as I am 53 now and this is belated for just learned he went home in March...for reasons will keep my name a secret...He was my doc and a child's angel at the time...

March 25, 2013

Dear Lane family: I met your dad as a young nurse at St. Edwards School of Nursing. I remember him as such a wonderful "gentle" man! He was always patient, kind, and respectful of his patients and the staff he interacted with. He was someone who consistently modeled a demeanor of confidence mixed with a keen intellect and accomplished surgical skill. Please know that he was held in great esteem and each person was better for knowing him, even if the meeting was as superficial as assisting him with a procedure. You are blessed to call him "family".


Concetta Liberto Baker, (Class of '67, St. Edward"s School of Nursing)
P.S. Now I'm retired, but after all these years I still recall Dr. Lane as special!

Gordon Reynolds

March 24, 2013

Chuck - I just now saw this and so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I always enjoy our visits. He was a fine man whom I always had the utmost respect for...

March 20, 2013

I'm real sorry about Dr. Lane... I've enjoyed him for years. Sorry I couldn't make the funeral.. May God bless..
Your friend..
Bill Engles

Gail Chapline

March 20, 2013

Dear Sherard and family,

Gary and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad, grandfather, and great grandfather. May you find peace in his loving memory. We love you, Gail

Ellen Masterson

March 19, 2013

Chuck, I got to see your dad at Methodist after we moved Mother there in early Dec. She moved in just 2 doors from his room. I had a nice conversation with him last month in the dining room, and his smile was just as I remembered it. So sorry for your loss. I hope you have many good memories to hold dear. With sympathy to your entire family, Ellen Hornberger Masterson

tom stanton

March 18, 2013

Sherard, Chuck, and Family,

My condolences to each of you. I know what it means to lose a parent.
Your Dad meant so much to so many, especially to our family. He was an inspiration to us all.

robert klock

March 18, 2013

Chuck, my condolences.

March 16, 2013

My sincere condolences to your family. I truly hope that that God of Comfort gives you the strength you need to endure this difficult time

gail harmon

March 16, 2013

I was saddened by the loss of Dr Lane! I've known him a long time! It started with my Mother(Margaret Harmon)who worked for him 18yrs. He was the nicest man to her and even when he went on vacations he always brought her a flower or two of whatever she was collecting! He would tell me how much he missed her at work. I saw him alot,because i work at a hospital! And now i know he is visiting with her again..talking flowers,etc! Such a sweet man!!