John W. Lane, 82, of Gallipolis, died Friday February 3, 2017 at his home. Born June 16, 1934 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Alva B. and Addie Kudastky Lane. John was raised in the home of his grandparents, Alex and Victoria Lane. In addition to his parents and grandparents, John was preceded by his first wife, Stella Baird Lane, sons, Mike and Mark Watson, brother, Robert Bissell and by a sister, Nancy Mattingly.

John retired from Foodland as a produce manager. In later years he worked as a greeter at Walmart. He was a United States Army Veteran. John enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Phyllis Jean Sheets Lane, 3 sons, Chuck (Tammy) Lane of New Haven, WV, Mark Lane of Gallipolis, Brad (Crystal) Watson of Gallipolis, 7 grandchildren, Jenni Crawford, Wendi Ferrell, Kellen Watson, Nick Watson, Tyler Watson, Bailey Watson, and Morgan Watson, 5 great grandchildren, Carley Crawford, Lanie Crawford, Michael Ferrell, Eric Ferrell and Abel Watson, 2 sisters, Vickie (Carl) Shreve of Kentucky and Mary Cook of Gallipolis, and 1 brother, James Lane of Gallipolis. Also surviving is his special fur baby, Ginger.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Campaign Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8 p.m.

Military Funeral Honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail.

A very special thank you from the family goes to, David Lane, Tyler Wilmoth, Mary Cook, James Lane and the staff of Holzer Hospice, for the special care that they gave to John during his time of need.

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