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Larry Phillip Lane

June 16, 1944 — April 20, 2022

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Larry Lane, loving husband and father met his maker, April 20, 2022 in Cape Carol, Florida. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. A Celebration of Life will be conducted Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Pleasant Heights Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Maurice Hollingsworth and Brother Bob Vassar are conducting the service. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. Condolences may be extended online at The family requests masks at your discretion. Parents of Larry were Frank and Alta Morgan Lane who preceded in him in death. Larry loved God, his family, and his many friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid sports fan following the Washington Commanders, the Washington Nationals, the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Volunteers. Music was another past time especially Irish tunes and 50’s and 60’s oldies. Several organizations benefited from his volunteer work. He taught 5th grade boys Sunday School for many years. Maury Regional Hospital utilized his business skills in the Accounting Department. The Big Brother Program was glad to have him as a mentor. When soccer was introduced as a new sport in Columbia, Larry freely contributed his time and skills to help enhance its success. For thirty years Larry was employed by the Department of Labor as an Investigator and Compliance Officer in several counties in Tennessee. He enforced the Federal Labor Laws for all employees and employers. Traveling was another favorite activity that Larry enjoyed. He had traveled to all 50 states and several countries. Constantly, he was planning new adventurers at other destinations. When Uncle Sam called Larry answered, he served as company clerk in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Larry was fortunate to have many loving and kind friends who reciprocated his love. He was always willing to give and receive a hug especially from the ladies. Many friendships were formed from the athletic events he participated in over the years. These activities included church softball and church basketball in his earlier years. Later in life, he played tennis and pickle ball. When a coach, score keeper, or referee was needed for his boy’s teams, he was the first to raise his hand. Larry leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Wanda Johnson Mullins Lane. He also has one sibling, Mary Ellen Cain of Griffin, Georgia. His three sons are John (Karen) Lane of Colorado, Dave (Tara) Lane of North Carolina, and Mike (Gina) Lane of Virginia. His two step sons are Craig (Ann Alece) Mullins of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Reed (Kelly) Mullins of Powell, Tennessee. Grandchildren are Lindsay Gean, Syndney Lane, Owen Lane, Connor Lane, Ryan Lane, Sam Mullins, Drew Mullins, Kate Mullins, and Ben Mullins. Annie Bollen, April Oxenford, and Alex Cain from Georgia were his nieces and nephew. Active pallbearers are Tim Chance, J. R. Richards, Bill Terry, Tom Christner, Doug Shapiro, Charlie Wrenn, and Scott Walls. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Jenkins Sunday School Class, and Pickle Players from Macedonia and Longview Recreational Center.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home

320 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Pleasant Heights Baptist Church

2712 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401

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