Fayetteville —Command Sgt. Major (Ret) Robert Neal Lane, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 surrounded by family.
Born on July 21, 1921 in Georgia, he was the son of the late Maude Weston Lane and Bessie Blythe Lane.
Bob was preceded in death by the love of his life, Annie Shaw Lane, his wife of 63 years. He is survived by his son, Ronald Lane of Hope Mills; his daughter, Denise Lane of Fayetteville; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
One of the last members of the Greatest Generation, CSM Lane was a decorated veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He retired after 24 years of service in the US Army.
He also retired after more than 20 years as Supervisor of the Traffic Services Division of the City Engineering Dept for the City of Fayetteville.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all at Healthkeeperz who helped with the care that Bob received weekly for the last few years.
The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, the memorial service will follow at 2pm in the funeral home chapel with Full Military Honors.