Robert Lee Lane

Published 12:49 pm Monday, June 12, 2017

Robert Lee Lane, 92, of Smithfield passed away on June 8, 2017 with his family by his side.  Robert was the son of the late Fletcher Beedles Lane and Mary Ida Latimer Lane.  He is survived by his daughters, Susan L. Maltby and her husband David, and Barbara Lane Kopotic; four grandchildren, Wendy M. McClure, Christopher Maltby, Lauren Gangaware and Erin Betler; and seven great-grandchildren.  

Robert had retired as an electrical supervisor at the Norfolk Naval Yard and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and Army National Guard.  He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Annie Whitley Batten, and brothers, James and Fletcher. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Healthy Living Communities and Riverside Hospice for their care and kindness during the past year.  
Visitation will be held in Trinity United Methodist Church, on Saturday June 17, 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Cannon officiating.  Condolences may be posted online at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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