Robert âBobâ T. Lane, Sr., 92 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on November 24th, 2016 at IU Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Indiana.
He was born in Orange County, Indiana on March 30th, 1924 to Sampson E. and Maude A. (Parks) Lane.
Bob married Kathleen M. Condra on September 17th, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 11th, 1993.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, (1) Brother â J.P. Lane and (1) Sister â Helen Wilson.
Bob was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church and a 1943 graduate of French Lick High School. Prior to attending the French Lick High School, he attended 1 room school houses for the first 8 years of his education.
He began working at the Orange County Co-op in French Lick, after leaving the Co-op in French Lick he began working at Standard Oil in French Lick. Bob later worked at the Orange County Farm Bureau Co-op in Orleans, Indiana as the General Manager until he found a position at the Springs Valley Bank and Trust Company in French Lick where he worked until retirement. After retirement from SVB&T, he worked a short time as the tour guide on the trolley for the French Lick Springs Resort. He then joined the Indiana Landmarks as a Volunteer Tour Guide at the West Baden Springs Hotel.
Bob served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II.
He was bestowed the honor of being a Kentucky Colonel, was an Elder Emeritus at the Beechwood Christian Church (among holding many other offices in the church) and was a well-respected member of the entire Orange County Community. He loved learning as well as teaching the history of Orange County and loved to tell everyone he met a âgoodâ joke!
Bob is survived by:
(2) Sons Robert Lane Jr. (Sue) New Albany, Indiana
Jeff Lane Paoli, Indiana
(1) Grandchild Rebecca Marie Lane New Albany, Indiana
Special Friend & Caregiver Ruth Seybold Paoli, Indiana
A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Linda Presley on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beechwood Christian Church. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday, November 27th, 2016 from 1:00 â 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Beechwood Christian Church.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions in Bobâs honor be made to The Kathleen Lane Memorial Scholarship C/O Springs Valley Bank and Trust, 8482 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432 or to French Lick West Baden Museum, P.O. Box 250, French Lick, Indiana 47432.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website â www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.