SHERMAN - Graveside services for Paul G. Lane, 74, of Sherman,
who died Monday. December 30, 2002, will be held on Thursday, January 2,
2003, at 11:00 a.m. at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Dr. Mike Lawson, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Sherman, will officiate. Dannel Funeral
Home has charge of the arrangements.
Paul was born on January 17, 1928, the son of Julius David Lane and
Florence (Markham) Lane. He married Norma Barrington on September 3, 1950,
in Sherman. Paul was a Sherman High School graduate of 1945. He played
football during his high school years on the Bearcat team. After serving
in the Navy he graduated from North Texas State University in 1949 with
a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He was involved in many businesses
including trucking, farming. ranching, real estate and construction beginning
with Lane Oil Company in 1962. In 1979, he was a founding owner of TLT
Paul was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sherman for 40 years
and was presently a member of the co-ed Sunday School Class. Paul served
on the following boards: Sherman Housing Authority, Grayson County State
Bank, First National Bank of Bells and Sherman Noon Lions. He was associated
with the formation of SEDCO. Paul was president of the Sherman High School
Bearcat Booster Club in the 1970's and he was active in the Sherman Youth
Baseball League during the 1960's. He was a thirty-second degree Mason.
Paul took special pride in his family, wife, children, grandchildren
and always followed the Bearcats. He had a special love for ranching.
Paul is survived by his wife, Norma Lane of Sherman; sons, Paul David
Lane and wife Kelly of Sherman; Ted Edward Lane and wife; Janie of Sherman;
daughter, Lisa Thornhill and husband; Gary of Sherman; sister, Frances
Lane Wyatt and husband Joe of Houston TX; sister-in-law, Jackie Lane of
San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Monica and Paul Jackson of Dallas; Garrett
Thornhill; Ben Lane; Harlan Lane and Roxanne Lane all of Sherman.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church General
Fund 400 S. Travis, Sherman, Texas 75090.
The family will receive friends at Dannel Funeral Home on Wednesday
evening January 1, 2003, from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.