Dr. Gary Thomas Lane, 78, died December 11, 2019 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Born November 8, 1941 in Glasgow, KY, son of the late Glen Wilson and Trixie McCandless Lane.
Gary graduated from Greensburg High school, earned an Associate Degree at Lindsey Wilson College, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Berea College, and earned both his Masters and PhD at Purdue University. He began his career as a Professor at Texas A&M University in the Animal Science Department and then came to the University of Kentucky to join the Animal Science Department there. He began work at Burkmann Feeds as an Animal Nutritionist in 1986 and retired in 2006.
Gary was a member of the American Dairy Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, and an Officer of the Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Board. He was an Elder, Trustee, and faithful member of Indian Hills Christian Church. An avid fisherman, gardener, golfer, and photographer; he shared his hobbies, his love of UK sports, and his strong faith with his family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Charlotte Turner, and 2 brothers, Ronald Wilson Lane & Mark Brown Lane.
SURVIVORS: Wife: Doris Jean McKinney Lane; 3 daughters: Marsha Dawn Lane, Valerie Susan Lane (Ben) Bloom, Amy Lou (Rusty) Chaney all of Danville; 4 grandchildren: Sarah (Jordan) Dean, Brandon (Kenna) Thompson, Abigail Thompson, Ava Lane Bloom; 1 great-grandson: Thomas Lane Dean and 1 step-grandson: Cameron Chaney; 1 brother: Teddy (Carolyn) Lane of Glasgow; 1 brother-in-law: Jimmy Turner of Russell Springs, KY; many loving nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Celebration of Life Service: 1:00pmCT on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Indian Hills Christian Church, 516 Grabruck St, Danville, KY with Reverend Jim Cooper officiating
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery
Pallbearers: Brandon Thompson, Mike Lane, Ben Bloom, Rusty Chaney, Jordan Dean, and John Edd Tucker
Honorary pallbearers: Barnabas Sunday School Class
Visitation: After 3:00pmET on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Indian Hills Christian Church and after 11:00amCT on Monday
Memorial donations are suggested to Indian Hills Christian Church.