MONETTE — David Allen Lane, 80, lifelong Monette resident, passed from this life Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at his home. Born June 19, 1940, in Monette, he was the son of the late Lacy Clay “Mutt” and Dorothy Ellouise Lane and was a 1958 graduate of Monette High School.

After graduation, he began working for Amos David Sales and Service, formerly of Caraway, where he was promoted to manager after just a short time.

Later he was employed by Entergy, then known as Ark-MO Power Company. He remained with them through numerous buyouts and retired in 1995 at the age of 55.

After retirement, he devoted much of his time caring for his mother. David loved his country and community serving in the U.S. Army reserves, the Monette City Council and the Monette Volunteer Fire Department.

David had an uncanny ability to take items other claimed “could not be fixed” and repair them.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and photography. David especially enjoyed taking pictures of nature and wildlife.

Always willing to help others, David will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A devoted Christian, David was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monette.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Preston and Windella Lane of Keatchie, La., and his sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Jimmy Fraser of Monette.

He also leaves two nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces and one great-nephew as well as other extended family and friends.

Graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Monette Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.

The family would like to express their appreciation to St. Bernards Hospice, as well as his caregivers Bryan and Stephanie Smith, for their dedicated care of David.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Kristian Nuckles, Bob Blankenship, Bryan Smith and Phillip Duffel.

Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Wallace.

The family requests lasting memorials to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family has requested that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced at all times while at the cemetery.

Online registry: www. howardfuneralservice.com