Edgar Lane Jr.

September 27, 1948 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Edgar Lane Jr. Obituary

Obituary For Edgar Lane, Jr., as it is with all things, there was a beginning. And so it is that his mother thought they couldn’t pull it off, that is, having children. After recalling her upbringing, she reached out for prayer, knowing that prayer really works. Mother Birdie, at Gospel Tabernacle Holy Church blessed her womb. Her first born was a daughter, Saundra, but it’s a well-known fact that Southern gentlemen want sons to carry on their name and legacy. Then 18 months later, it was done; she bore her husband, Edgar Lane, Sr., his name sake, Edgar Lane, Jr., born on September 27, 1948, to Edgar Lane, Sr., and Almira Luevenia Hopewell Lane. With the blessing still in full force, Mother Lane continued to bear her husband sons, Wilson Elliott, Howard Douglass, Jeffery Allen, and finally Frank Frederick, all Lanes.

Edgar Lane, Jr., was about 10 when Mother Lane summons the whole family to Hebrew Baptist Church’s annual revival.  Edgar and his sister were placed on the moaners bench. And we all know the only way off the moaners bench is into the arms of Jesus. Edgar Lane, Jr., accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized into the family of Jesus the Christ.  From the start, Edgar Lane, Jr., had an extremely curious nature. How is it put together? What are its components? And finally, what makes it tick, move, run, or go? His mechanical curiosity was quite evident very early on. It was during Christmas time that Edgar Jr. found Santa’s hiding place, and discovered his sister new walking doll. He was successful in seeing how it was put together and what components were
used, but the doll never walked again, not even on Christmas day. Later on, he gained the complete knowledge necessary to return any project to its full capacity.

Edgar Lane, Jr., was very sociable and easily made friends, and he could never be called or accused of being a racist, since his friendship circle almost completely excluded those of his own ethnicity. In the truest fashion, Edgar Lane, Jr., was a committed friend, so much so that in high school he changed his name to Mike, because his committed friendship circle could not say Edgar.

In 1968, Edgar Lane, Jr., graduated from Linden McKinley High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  After serving his country, he returned to Columbus, OH, where entered the workforce holding a variety of positions.  Since Edgar had a love for law enforcement, he soon realized his dream of becoming a Franklin County Deputy Sherriff#274. Maude Riggings entered his life along with Shaun and Anita, and they become a family. Edgar had a great affection for his mother-in-law, “Mrs. Jones.” From her, he refused nothing.

Edgar Lane, Jr., had a thirstiness for working with his hands, and he had more hobbies than we will ever know. He was a wood worker, he carved, lamps, signs, shelves, benches, made clocks, and created and carved Christmas displays. He designed and made celebration badges and buttons. He was a builder and a plumber, and he started an enterprise with an email address of heselectricEdLane@wowway.com.  He made and bottled wine and eventually completed courses to become a mixologist. Edgar Lane, Jr., was curious and interested in so many things.

He had an excellent penmanship, and true to his training as a detective, he recorded every detail just as he did on the 6th of July 2023, “drastic changes since last seen at hospital, and
I’m sure right now that foot needs to be seen, maybe ASAP.”  Later in life, he just became a collector, cans, flip tabs, coins, tools, empty juice jugs, empty peanut butter tubs, you name it, he knew of a use for it. So much so, if you would mention something, he would say, “I got one of them.”

Edgar Lane, Jr., a curious, committed, caring man, who always had to have the last word, will always be lovingly remembered. Left to cherish his memory: his daughter, Anita; grandchildren, Channing and Mia Riggins and Maude Lane; sister, Saundra Hill; brothers, Wilson, Howard, Jeffery (Diana), Frank (Bonnie) Lane, and Raymond (Dawnne) Wise; aunt, Helen Brown; special cousin, Brandon Reed; and a host of nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, cousins, and friends, including great friend and military buddy, Thomas Engram, and beloved nephew, Paul

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January 25, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hebrew Baptist Church
1338 Gault St.
Columbus, OH 43205

Celebration of Life
January 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Hebrew Baptist Church
1338 Gault St.
Columbus, OH 43205

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Interment following funeral service
January 25, 2024

Evergreen Cemetery
1401 Woodland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219


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