CANTON — William Daniel “Bill” Lane, 92, of the Bethel Community, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Charles George VA Medical Center.

Bill was a native of Loudon, Tennessee, and a son of the late Daniel and Flora Lane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Agnes Giles Lane; second wife, Betty Pearson Lane; a brother, Gerald; and two sisters, Pauline and Lorrine.

Bill retired as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army and was awarded a purple heart. He also retired from Haywood Regional Medical Center as chief lab technician and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Sonoma Lodge #472 AF&AM.

He is survived by two daughters, Diane Lane and Teresa Goodson (David), both of Waynesville; and one sister, Doshia Wilson of Loudon, Tennessee.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Roy Kilby and the Rev. Dr. G. David Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The care of Mr. Lane has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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