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Gary Dean Lane, 65, of Morganton, NC, went to his heavenly home Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Born in Burke County, NC on July 24, 1957, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry Lane and Mary Dixie Bodford Lane. Gary was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was active in all functions of the church. Gary retired from J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center with 35 years of service. He was active in several Volkswagen clubs, played guitar, and was a talented craftsman. He also painted many cars and license plates.

Gary is survived by his brothers, David Lane and Scott Lane (Carla); and niece, Kelly Lane.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2022 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Gantt and the Rev. Robert Ferguson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5388 Mt. Olive Church Road, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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We are so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. But we know where he is. We will miss him so very much. Judith and Richar d Elderfield

—judith and richard elderfield

Gary will be greatly missed he was one of a kind made every one smile every body loved him

—Donna brittain

I worked with Gary many years at JIRDC. He was the sweetest guy and a joy to be around. Gary lit up a room when he entered with his big smile and the warmth of his personality. He was loyal to the residents he served and his friends. It was a privilege to call him my friend. See you on the other side!

—June Stephens
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I will always love you Gary❤️

—Darlene Sizemore

I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We worked at the Center together so very long ago. He was such a sweet and gentle man. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He will be missed.

—Nina Horton