LeRoy C. "Papaw" Lane, 79, of Fortville, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, to the sounds of his family's singing (however off key) with a ruby red cardinal outside his window and a belly full of rhubarb pie.
"Papaw" Lane knew everything there was to know about life and how to live it. "Never hesitate to sing your heart out", "Take time to watch the birds", and "Always, always, always eat your dessert first." His words were, few but his wisdom will live on in the lives of many.
LeRoy was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Cicero American Legion Post 341. He had been in route sales for many years and was a member of the Huntsville Good Shepherd Church.
An avid euchre player and devoted smotherer of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and creamed corn, Papaw was likewise passionate about his perfectly broken-in position on the front porch of his Fortville home. He loved holding babies, cruising to CVS and guessing the survey responses on "Family Feud." He was spoiled rotten by the many women in his life - but there was no one more deserving of their unrelenting love.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Belinda (McKinney) Lane, whom he married, Aug. 26, 1971; children, Walter (Lisa) Williams of Anderson and Tamara (Mike) Carper of Prosper, Texas; grandchildren, Nichel (Landin) Henson, Lindy Keyser, Kayla (Garret) Creason, Bear (Jazz) Carper, Annabelle Carper; great-grandchildren, Peighton Keyser, Charli Henson, Berkeley Carper, Eveleyn Henson; sisters, Mary (Jerry) Mangas, Linda (David) Bitner and Vicky Carnely; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dough Williams; brother, Mike Lane; and sisters, Jean and Cheri Lane.
A celebration of LeRoy's life will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, where friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com
Published on August 8, 2017