John Walt Lane

June 26, 1929September 18, 2013

John Walt Lane

1929 - 2013

John Walt Lane of Pensacola, FL died on September 18, 2013. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute as a Distinguished Military Student with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a regular Commission in the US Army. Mr. Lane served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, The Florida Engineering Society and was a member of All Saints Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Southall Lane; son, John Howard Lane III (Kathy), of Pensacola, FL; sister, Mrs. A. Churchill Young, III of Richmond, VA; 3 grandchildren, John Walt Lane II, Victoria Kathleen Lane and Mrs. Matthew M. Couch (Matt); niece, Mrs. Andrew J. Reinhardt (Andy), and nephew, A. Churchhill Young, IV (Nanny). He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Scott Lane.

Visitation will be at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm with a graveside service immediately following at Bayview Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the loving care given Mr. Lane by the Emerald Coast Hospice and caregivers, Viola Reece, Linda Sanders and Willa Reggins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Church, PO Box 4538, Pensacola, FL 32507 and Emerald Coast Hospice, 1555 N. Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32501. Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 23, 2013

John Walt Lane

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Jim & Bonnie Lewis

September 23, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathy to Mary and family.

September 23, 2013

R.I.P. My Friend. A privilege to have known and worked with You.
John Blackmon

myles fisher

September 22, 2013

though i had not seen john in 20 years..... he had a profound impact on me as a returning vietnam veteran...coaching me and propping me up.....john was a stockbroker at the time...and proceeded to counsel me and helped me in getting a brokerage position at ross perot's DGF in pensacola, which john managed.....john was a brilliant engineer and financial manager.........john was so full of energy and laughter.. he was a very proud american and a true patriot. i am saddened to hear of his passing, and i offer prayers and condolences to his lovely wife mary, and the family. john was a great american and a great and kind human being always wanting to help out. he will be missed by his many many friends. god bless.