Gar Clark Lane, 83, of Frankfort, died at 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Signature Healthcare of Chillicothe.
He was born on March 30, 1932, in Frankfort, the son of the late Benton Clark and Martha R. Sturgeon Lane.
On Sept. 6, 1950, he married the former Phyllis Acton, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Lee Lane of Frankfort; one daughter, Judy (Chuck) Sowers of Clarksburg; granddaughters, Jessica Lane, Amanda Lane and Kim (Lincoln) Bossert; grandson, Brian (Heather) Sowers; great-granddaughters, Ariana Lane, Greenlee, Hayley and Allie Bossert, Kamryn and Kortney Sowers; great-grandson, Maceson Sowers; sister, Kay Miner; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Lane, June Acton and Jean Acton, all of Frankfort; and numerous special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Lane; and a great-granddaughter, Brenlee Lane.
Gar was a 1950 graduate of Frankfort High School and was a life-long farmer in the Frankfort area. He was the fourth generation to farm the Clarke land, which was passed down by ancestors of William Clark, who was part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He also retired from DuPont, where he worked for 15 years.
Gar was a member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church and a proud member of the Frankfort Dairy Cone Club. He was also a long-time member of the Frankfort Morning Restaurant discussion group, where they spent countless hours every morning resolving the community’s as well as world’s problems.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, in the Frankfort United Methodist Church with Pastor Neil Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may visit Gar’s family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Concord Township EMS, P.O. Box 616, Frankfort, OH 45628; or to the Frankfort United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 266, Frankfort, OH 45628.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal