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William Joe Lane

d. May 11, 2021

William Joe Lane (Bill) passed away peacefully at his home on May 11, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born on December 10, 1929 in Marion, South Carolina to Robert Lee Lane and Letha Mae (Coleman) Lane. He grew up farming, working hard alongside his family. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He had a long and successful career in aviation, which began with West Coast Airlines, and continued as a station manager for all the successive airlines, which were Air West; Hughes Airwest and Republic Airlines. Bill was a private and commercial pilot for many years. He enjoyed being a flight instructor as well as doing medical transport flights and private charters.

Bill married Cheryl Leavitt in 1952 and they enjoyed 69 happy years together. He became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1988. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1995. They are the parents of 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

His interests included motorcycles, hunting, camping and his horses. He was a very kind and generous person who graciously served those around him. He faithfully served in his church callings and those he ministered to.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl; son, Mark (Linda) Lane; daughters, Leslie (Tracy) Freeman and Shelly (Ken) Yee; and sister, Jewell Thomas. He was preceded in death by son, Kerry; parents; and siblings, Harold Lane, Virginia Johnson, Estaline Spivey, Jimmy and Michael Lane.

Bill was a very loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be missed beyond words. We would like to extend our appreciation to Encompass Home Health and Hospice and give special thanks to his loving caregivers, Remmy, Teri and Cami.

Private funeral services will be provided by Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho.

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