Jerry Lee Lane, 82, of Kerrville, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at a local hospital.
He was born on March 8, 1937, at home on the family farm in Stockport, Iowa, to parents, Frank W. Lane and Artie L. (Buerkens) Lane. He attended school in Stockport through the 12th grade, and played baseball. Coach ordered “Lefty” to shoulder his bat and take the base. Jerry also played drums in the high school band and discovered he had a natural ability in wood shop class.
Jerry helped his dad on the family farm. When he went to college, his dad finally bought electric milking machines, saying his milking machine went away to college. Jerry met the love of his life, Norma Jean Pease, at the University of Iowa. Jerry and Norma were married December 7, 1958, and started a family raising two daughters. Later, Jerry graduated with his Dental Degree.
Jerry joined the Navy in 1963 to see the world. Their journey started in Great Lakes, Illinois, continued to Japan, and California. This was followed by two tours on the world’s greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 then to NAS Lemoore in Central California, then Aloha Hawaii. His last duty station was NAS Memphis in Tennessee.
During these adventures, the family enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Jerry also enjoyed square dancing, site-seeing and his race car. Retirement led him and his wife, Norina, to the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. He became very active in Emmaus, working with the Red Cross, and Classic Car Club and Methodist Camping Clubs. Jerry is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was loved very much and will be missed greatly by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Artie Lane.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Norma Jean Lane; daughters, Kathy Jo and husband, Ray Worley and Teresa S. Schooley; sister, Linda and her husband, Dean Morrison; brother-in-law, Phil and wife, Shirley Pease; grandchildren, Doug and wife, Taylor Worley, BJ Worley, Lane M. Schooley and Katrina S. Schooley.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, in the main chapel at Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway, Kerrville, TX 78028. A visitation will take place one hour prior to services.
Interment will take place at a later date at Fort Sam National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home, 830-895-5111.