James Charlie "J.C." Lane, 101, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his home. He was born April 30, 1920 in Sevierville.
J.C. served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during 1940 and 1941 serving in Unicoi County and Sugarlands. J.C. was a US Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He spent his time aboard the USS Ablemarle, where he was promoted to electrician first class. He then volunteered for a new ship that was commissioned and he became a plank owner on the USS Wasp by being an original crew member. J.C. was honorably discharged as a chief petty officer after six years of service.
After returning from his duty in the Navy, he moved to White Pine in 1951 to work at American Enka, from where he retired after 36 years.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life of 72 years, Ruth Loveday Lane; sister, Gladys Holiway; and brothers, John, Tidus and Ray Lane.
He is survived by his daughters, Rita (Tony) Potter and Betty Joe (Roger) Moore; grandchildren, Wayne Potter, Letitia (Dusty) Cox and Nicholas Moore; and great-grandchildren, Jake (Brynnan) Cox, Joseph Cox, Dawson Moore and Jayce Cox. He also leaves behind very dedicated special angels on Earth, Barbara, Carol, Frankie and Zabrina.
Military graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, November 26 at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Sevierville with Rev. Charlie Harkleroad officiating.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to St. Jude Research Hospital or The Daily Bread in Morristown.
Farrar Funeral Home strongly encourages all CDC guidelines be followed, including the use of face masks.
Farrar Funeral Home, White Pine