Gary Thomas Lane

Published 6:39 pm Friday, December 13, 2019

Gary Thomas Lane


Gary Thomas Lane, 78, died December 11, 2019 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born November 8, 1941 in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Glen Wilson and Trixie McCandless Lane. 

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Gary graduated from Greensburg High school, earned an Associate Degree at Lindsey Wilson College, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Berea College, and earned both his Masters and PhD at Purdue University. He began his career as a Professor at Texas A&M University in the Animal Science Department and then came to the University of Kentucky to join the Animal Science Department there. 

He began work at Burkmann Feeds as an Animal Nutritionist in 1986 and retired in 2006. Gary was a member of the American Dairy Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, and an Officer of the Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Board. 

He was an Elder, Trustee, and faithful member of Indian Hills Christian Church. An avid fisherman, gardener, golfer, and photographer; he shared his hobbies, his love of UK sports, and his strong faith with his family and many friends.

He was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Turner, and two brothers, Ronald Wilson Lane and Mark Brown Lane. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean McKinney Lane; three daughters, Marsha Dawn Lane, Valerie Susan Lane (Ben) Bloom, Amy Lou (Rusty) Chaney all of Danville; four grandchildren, Sarah (Jordan) Dean, Brandon (Kenna) Thompson, Abigail Thompson, Ava Lane Bloom; great-grandson, Thomas Lane Dean and step-grandson, Cameron Chaney; a brother, Teddy (Carolyn) Lane of Glasgow and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Turner of Russell Springs. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

The celebration of life will be 1 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at Indian Hills Christian Church. Reverend Jim Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Thompson, Mike Lane, Ben Bloom, Rusty Chaney, Jordan Dean, and John Edd Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be The Barnabas Sunday School Class. Visitation will be after 3 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Indian Hills Christian Church and after 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the 1 p.m. service. Memorial donations are suggested to Indian Hills Christian Church. The online guestbook is available at