Billy Ray Lane
May 4, 1937 – August 28, 2019
Billy Ray Lane age 82 of Knoxville TN, Passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on August 28, 2019, Billy was a devout Christian, a deacon and elder for many years at Fellowship Baptist Church of Knoxville Tennessee, he taught countless classes at Sunday School and guided and impacted many lives throughout his work with his church. Billy had a special relationship with the Lord and was looking forward to joining his Heavenly Father when his name was called. He had no hesitation or fear toward death because he knew of the reward. Billy was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He was genuine, patient, and kind and was loved by all who were lucky enough to know him. Billy never met a stranger, so the list is long. He was unspeakably proud of his time in the United States Air Force and was like clockwork raising his Air Force flag each and every morning and lowering it again of each evening. He did not miss a day. Billy never wanted for any material possessions other than a pickup truck and a band saw, and he was able to accomplish both. What he lacked in desire for the materialistic, he more than made up for in his love and compassion for his wife, kids, and grandchildren and his commitment to his church. His impact will be felt by generations to come. He held his employment with Plasti-Line Inc. for well over forty years. Billy is who we should all strive to be. He was preceded in death by his father; Robert Lane; mother Estelle Gaylor Lane; Brothers Donald, Hobart, and Bobbie; sisters Grace (Keller) and Reba (Gaylor) Daughter; Sherry Lynn Mallard. He is survived by his wife Shirley; sons Robert, David and James “Jamie” Lane and his brother; Ben He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Berry Funeral Home 3704 Chapman Highway Knoxville TN from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with funeral services to be held on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at Berry Funeral Home with the Rev James Loy Officiating, Family and friends will go in processing to East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 2200 Governor John Sevier Highway Knoxville TN for a 2:00pm Graveside service with full military honors.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Billy Ray Lane
September 3, 2019
I never saw you when you weren't smiling and joking around! I enjoyed your stories and your company! You and Shirley were some of the sweetest people I ever met! You will be greatly missed by many! Shirley is in my prayers for comfort from God and peace only He can give her.
September 2, 2019
Grandad was one of the greatest men I knew. Never a dull moment with him and he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. His stories were great. He will be greatly missed. I have so many memories with him over the past 10 years. Prayers for the family. Love you grandad.
August 31, 2019
My sweet uncle Bill, I will never ever forget you! My memories of growing up with you as my uncle are some of my greatest memories ever. Thank you for being such a great father to my sister,She loved you so very much as I always have! Not many men out there like you that’s for sure. Thanks for being a great husband to my aunt Shirley and, always having her back for the last 61 years! I will miss you always!! Love Debbie❣️