Joseph Lane Brown

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home for Mr. Joseph Lane Brown, 78, who died at his home Sunday, May 12. Burial will follow at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery. Bro. Greg Swanner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home.

Lane graduated from Greenville High School in 1959. Following graduation, in 1960, he married Linda Faye Branch, also of Greenville. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage before Linda’s passing in 2012.

Lane worked for Western Auto just after graduation. He was then employed by Rheem Manufacturing (formerly Acme), with a short stint at Thermal Components, before finishing his 42-year working career with Rheem as a senior product engineer. He also served six years in the Army National Guard, with one of his most notable experiences being his service during the Selma to Montgomery March.

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Lane and Linda lived many years in Greenville before moving with his job to Fort Smith, Ark., where they lived for more than 30 years. In Greenville, Lane was a member of Oak Grove Methodist and Liberty United Methodist churches. In Fort Smith, Lane was a member of Goddard United Methodist Church. Lane relocated back to Greenville in 2012.

Lane enjoyed doing projects, fixing broken things and anything Linda liked. When he came back to Greenville, he enjoyed his time with his sisters and brother, as well as reconnecting with treasured friends and family.

In addition to his wife, his parents, Francis Noel and Katie Lane Brown, and sister, Ruth Bailey, of Greenville, preceded Lane in death.

Survivors include his two sons, Terry Lane Brown, his wife, Kathy, and daughters, Noel and Perrin of Montgomery, and Marc Austin Brown, his wife, Robin, and  daughter, Ashton, son, Caleb, and daughter, Shelby, of Marietta, Ga. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Pettit, of Montgomery, and brother, Jeff Brown and his wife, Cathy, of Greenville. Lane also enjoyed the love of many nieces and nephews.

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Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home is directing.