Robert Charles Lane
Robert Charles Lane, 88, was born June 13, 1931, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and died October 27, 2019, in Marshall, Texas. He was an active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marshall, where he taught Sunday school and worked with the youth group. Bob also served as a church elder numerous times, and was a member of the personnel and finance committees.
Robert Charles (Bob) Lane was born on June 13, 1931, in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Virgie and Cecil Lane. He graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1949 and attended Fort Smith Junior College before graduating from the University of Central Arkansas. Bob received his master’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and later obtained his administrator’s certification from East Texas State University.
After graduation from college, Bob first worked at Darby Junior High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as a basketball and football coach before working as an assistant basketball coach and assistant football coach at Northside High School, also in Fort Smith. In 1966, Bob and his family moved to Marshall, Texas, after he was hired as the head basketball coach and an assistant football coach at Marshall High School. After moving into administration, he worked as an assistant principal at Pemberton Ninth Grade campus and as principal at Marshall Junior High School. In 1976, he became the principal of Marshall High School, a position he held for 18 years, until, for health reasons, he retired and then worked as a part-time administrative consultant for Marshall ISD.
In March of 1958, Bob married Sally Murray and together they raised four children. Throughout fatherhood, he taught his children the importance of education and his love of sports. He also taught his children even more important lessons like donuts being the perfect Saturday breakfast.