Hayden "Dale" Lane, 88, of Cabot, Arkansas, while surrounded by his loving family, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 20, 2019. He was born in a dugout, also known as a pit-house, on October 10, 1930 in Muleshoe, Texas to the late Fred Brook and Mable Azzle Saunders Lane. Dale graduated from Phillips High School in Borger, Texas in 1948. On September 1, 1950, he enlisted in the United States Air Force from which he was honorably discharged on October 26, 1951 due to the death of his father and the necessity of returning home to care for his mother and younger siblings. During his brief military career, he was stationed in Bermuda at Kindley Air Force Base, where his rank was Private First Class and he worked as a machinist. He then married Addie "Doretha" Worthey, and over the years they had two children together, Gary Dale and Renee. In his mid years, he later married Wanda M. Hawley, and they had one daughter together, Jamie. Through his marriage to Wanda, he was blessed with several bonus children: Dana, Patty, Nina, Terry, Jimmy, Billy, and Johnny.
Dale retired in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 82. He was a successful businessman who had worked hard all his life. Dale began his working career as a machinist in Borger, Texas; then went on to own and operate several businesses in Chickasha, Oklahoma which included, Lane's Horse Trailers, Lane's Construction (built residential houses and silos), A-OK Furniture Store, and Lane's Refrigeration Services. He also owned and operated Lane's Furniture Store in Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Dale was a man of many talents and an inventor. He invented a doorbell with flashing lights to accommodate his deaf son, and also several parts for horse trailers that are still being used today. He was commissioned to build a horse trailer for a prominent Sheik in Kuwait, and was also offered life-time room and board had he chose to relocate to the Middle East (which his family is grateful that he did not).
Dale dabbled in many things. He acquired his Pilot's license to fly small-engine planes, and he had several hobbies throughout the years. He loved to cook, barbecue and make beef jerky for his family and friends. He specially built a smoker/cooker, so he could feed his large family. Dale was an avid hunter and fisherman and he won several fishing trophies with friend and fishing partner, George Franks. He was a proud member of Bass Masters. Dale enjoyed listening to old classic country music, collecting antique clocks, singing and playing the guitar, going to auctions, and hoarding - he could find a use for anything. Dale also had several hives of honey bees, and enjoyed being a Beekeeper. He also enjoyed tilling and keeping a garden. He loved the Air Force, Veteran's Administration, the Union Pacific Railroad, "Old Glory", and was a proud American and supporter of President Trump. Dale loved watching the OKC Thunder Basketball Team and the OU Sooners football team, but his favorite football player to watch was his grandson Hayden, whom was named after him. He was famous for his one-liners, and would never fail to tell his grandkids to "Keep their nose clean!" Whenever someone told Dale "I love you" he would always respond with his famous words of "I Do Too". Dale was a cancer survivor. He also walked away from alcohol and never touched it again. He was well known for counseling alcoholics and aiding in their sobriety. He did all of this, all the while giving God all the glory.
Above all, Dale was a prayer warrior and Ambassador for God. He would often say that his house could not hold all of the prayers that God had answered, and he would emphasize that you need to thank God when He answered a prayer request. Dale never met a stranger and was the sweetest, most gentle soul. He loved and appreciated all of his caregivers and doctors, and was extremely fond of Dr. Linda Johnson, Dr. Jonathan E. Valuck, Dr. Karen Maluf, Dr. Jason Merrick, Dr. Hough, Dr. Sherbet, Nena (Moon) Morgan, Cristy Linn Rose, Nonnie Brown, and Vivian Dillard. Towards the end of his life, when his health started failing, Dale moved from Oklahoma to Cabot, Arkansas to live with his youngest daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Todd Ross, and their large family. Dale always said the relocation placed him into a "House of Love" and he was a blessed man. When someone needed prayer, they went to Dale. He would always pray over all the family members and ask for God's anointing to touch them. Dale was a man who loved everyone, and in turn - everyone loved Dale.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda M. Hawley Lane; sons, Terry Dean Cunningham and James "Jimbo" Monroe Moore; grandson, Jacob Clay Moore; sister, Freddie Jean Barker; brothers, Larry Lee Lane, Gerald "Doc" Lane; half-brother, Keith King; father-in-law, Forrest Leon "Curly" Hawley and mother-in-law Lou Ann (Haynes) Robertson; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ann Teter, and Louann Lane; and brothers-in-law, Bud Doughty, Arlis Clyde Teter, Gary Robertson, Ricky Robertson, and Charles Barker; nephew, Bruce Cook; niece, Brenda Cook.
Survivors include his children, Gary Dale (Michelle) Lane of Canton, Mississippi, Karen "Renee" (James) Sparks of Elgin, Oklahoma, Jamie Raynee (Todd) Ross of Cabot, Arkansas, Dana Lynn (Tyson) Raasch of Cement, Oklahoma, Patricia "Patty" Cleo Sample of Verden, Oklahoma, Billy Ray Moore of Chickasha, Oklahoma, John Talbert (Arlene) Moore of Alex, Oklahoma, and Nina Heyden of Cologne, Germany; daughter-in-law, Velta Cook of Coleman, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Eva Mae Doughty of Anadarko, Oklahoma, Johnetta Robertson of Norman, Oklahoma and Patricia Diane (Rocky) Cantwell of Lawton, Oklahoma; brothers-in-law, James "Sonny" Samuel (Ellen) Hawley of Anadarko, Oklahoma, Ronnie Dean (Maxine) Robertson and Tommy Robertson, both of Oklahoma; extended family members: Addie "Doretha" Lane, Louise "Lou Lou" Thomas, Paul David Blackshear, all of Paris, Texas; Good friends: Lloyd Hilburn of Carnegie, Oklahoma and Sharon (Terry) of Calera, Oklahoma; thirty grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, November 2nd 2019, at 2:00 pm, at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha, Oklahoma with Brother Kim Hayes officiating.
Arrangements by Moore's Cabot Funeral Home, 501-843-5816. Please sign our online guestbook: www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 10, 2019