Ray Porter Lane

Published 9:58 am Saturday, December 4, 2010

By Staff
Ray Porter Lane, 78, passed away at home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, surrounded by his beloved wife, Mary, and children after an 18-month courageous battle with cancer. Ray was a native of Chocowinity, NC, and a resident of Hampton since 1956. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Heavy Cruiser Newport News from 1952-1956. He retired in 1990 from Virginia Natural Gas as a supervisor after 34 years from the propane plant in Lee Hall. Ray was a member of Community Presbyterian Church and served on its Board of Deacons. Ray was also very active in the Men’s Breakfast Club.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Coley W. and Nola Porter Lane; and his brother, Cecil E. Lane. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife of 56 years, Mary R. Lane; son, Charlie Ray Lane; daughters, Mary Jo “Josie” Lankford and husband, Wade W. Bunn, and Ellen L. Stacy and husband, Tony; grandchildren, Adam T. Lankford and Brent L. Hughes; sister, Lois Lane Elks; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Community Presbyterian Church, 400 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA, 23669, or Personal Touch Home Care and Hospice of Virginia, 733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., #150, Newport News, VA, 23606. 
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Scott Krueger, Dr. Richard Hoefer, Laurel Houghton, and Romane Orange, all of Virginia Oncology, for their love, compassion and kindness during Ray’s illness.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, 23666.
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