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Robert Donald Lane

September 2, 1926 — February 21, 2019

Robert Donald Lane

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral services for Robert Donald Lane -GySgt., USMC, (Retired), age 92, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence under the care of Comfort Care Hospice.  He was a resident of Appling County for the past 30 years previously living in Savannah. Mr. Lane served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946 during WWII being deployed on the Destroyer USS Hudson stationed in the South Pacific.  He joined the United States Marine Corp on July 21, 1947 as a GM3C Gunnery Mate 3rd Class serving as the squad leader for the Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in the Korean War.  His leadership was instrumental during the Chinese attacks on Yudam-ni the night and morning of November 27-28th, 1950 in which his company held off a Chinese invasion with hand to hand combat.  Of the forty Marines in Dog Company he was only one of sixteen that survived.  Mr. Lane retired from the USMC in 1964.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald William and Dorothy Morlock Lane.


Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Lane of Baxley; five children, Leslie Lane (Cathy) of Bulloch County, Laura Darnall (DeWain) of Savannah, Harriet O’Rourke (Jay) of Savannah, Jo Morse (Robert) of Richmond Hill and Karen May (Jimmy) of Savannah; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3pm at Midway Baptist Church with the Reverend Wayne Williamson and Reverend Benji McReady officiating.


Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.


Honorary Pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Midway Baptist Church.


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Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Robert Donald Lane-GySgt., USMC, (Retired).

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