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Gerald Theodore Lane

January 15, 1942 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 79)

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King – Gerald Theodore Lane, 79, of King, NC passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at his home, after an extended illness. 

Mr. Lane was born on January 15, 1942, in Holmes County, FL, to the late Jessie Theodore, and Willie Louise Faught Lane.  He proudly served as a Sergeant, in the United States Marines Corps.  He was a retired manager with Bell Container Division.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Pat Lane; three daughters: Cricket Hughes, Anita Higdon, and Tanya Gakeler (Dan); along with six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Garry Adkins Officiating. Military honors provided by the Marine Corps Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, online at, or by mail at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Graveside Service
September 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church
4632 Highway 66 S
King, NC 27021


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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