Francis Gerald "Jerry" Lane was born to Francis Alexander Lane and Goldia Mae Lane on May 22, 1936 in Walla Walla, Washington. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Linda Cousino, and daughter Pamela Samford. Jerry is survived by his brothers Jack and Richard Lane, the mother of his children, Arlene Lane, his son Michael Lane and wife Juanita Lane, his daughter Stacy Lane, and his son Steve Smith and wife Chris Smith. He is also survived by his granddaughter Brandy Garcia, grandsons Christopher Samford and Craig Smith, his great granddaughter Marissa Garcia and great grandson Brett Samford. Jerry is also survived by his former wife and friend, Marilyn Schaefer and their children Heath McCarley and Kelly Fregia, and their granddaughter Mckayla McCarley.
Jerry recently retired from being a used car dealer for 27 years in Baytown, Texas, where he made many friends that lasted a lifetime. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was an avid reader, loved life and loved to laugh. The family wishes to thank everyone that kept Jerry in their prayers during his recent hospital stay.
The family will hold a Celebration of life at a later date.