Born in Houston, Texas, he began attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He enlisted in the Marines and served in Korea, where he became a prisoner of war. Following his return from Korea, he finished his studies at Baylor and became a minister of his own Southern Baptist church.
He came to California to continue his studies in the seminary college and went to work as a guard at San Quentin prison. He met his wife, Bonnie, on a blind date. After they married, they moved to Concord, where he started to work at the juvenile hall as a supervisor. Following the family’s move to Brentwood, he became an adult probation officer for Contra Costa County and eventually retired. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Brentwood and a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Bonnie; his daughters, Bonnie L. Lane and Claretta Lane; sons, Franklin (Rick) Lane and Dwight Lane; and grandson, Robert (Danny) Lane. He had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Franklin P. Lane Sr. and Clara M. Lane; sons, Jack Delay and David Lane; and daughter, June Greenhill.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to Hospice Sutter Care at Home, 4071 Port Chicago, Suite 120, Concord, CA 94520.