Douglas Noble Lane














Funeral services for Douglas Noble Lane, 81, of Tenaha, Texas are being held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at the Tennessee Presbyterian Church with Bro. Buddy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Old Tennessee Cemetery where he is being laid to rest next to his parents, Yvonne and Emmet Lane. A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.

Mr. Lane was born on August 1, 1937, in Shelby County. He passed away at Solstice Senior Living in Grapevine, Texas on April 28, 2019. He was a retired rancher. Mr. Lane also served honorably in the United States Air Force for four years where he received the Efficiency Fidelity Honor for his exemplary service.

Doug loved to tell stories and was known for his quick wit and sense of humor; hence, his nickname of “Lightning Lane.” He enjoyed current events, reading several daily newspapers, and spending time with his longtime friends at the local hardware store every morning discussing the ‘events’ of the day. He was a loving “Granddaddy’ to Amber and Lauren and loved to refer to them as “Sugar.” “Granddaddy loves you,” he would always say, going around town during the “Beanie Baby” craze to collect as many as he could for them. 

Douglas is survived by two daughters, Debbie Lane of Mesquite, Texas and Patty Hensel and her husband, Dr. Steve Hensel, of Grapevine, Texas; a brother, Van Lane; niece, Stephanie Hankins and husband, Todd, along with their children, Carly and Clayton, all of San Antonio. Douglas also had two granddaughters, Amber Beck and her husband, Jesse, from Beaumont, Texas and Lauren Hensel of San Antonio, Texas. 
Pallbearers will be Steven Hensel, Todd Hankins, Robert Rowe, Jeff Hooker, Donald Hataway and Jesse Beck. 

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Tennessee Presbyterian Church, 5231 FM 947, Timpson, TX. 75975, c/o Minnie Baker. 

The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home of Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit




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