Richard  Lane


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Sherman - Richard Lane, 85, of Sherman, ME, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 14, 2019. Richard was born June 14, 1934, to the late Norman and Myrtle (Dumphy) Lane. Richard could be recognized for miles around, through every nearby town, in his Paystar wheeler truck hauling pulp or, when work was done, in his prized 1976 Cadillac.
His lifelong passion for being behind the wheel of a truck began at age 15, when he held his first trucking job hauling cement from Thomaston, ME, back to Sherman to build the Sherman bridge. He had the first hydraulic loader in town, but still took great pride in wielding a pulp hook well into his 70s. He spent much of his 70 years of driving truck alongside his father, brother George, and son, Keith. Many of those years he enjoyed working for H.C. Haynes and Robin Crawford and Sons.
In his younger years, Richard was drafted into the Army, and upon completing basic training at Fort Dix, he returned home to Sherman to care for his mother and seven younger siblings. He spent his life in Sherman with his "old lady", wife and caretaker of 55 years, Dianne (McAvoy), and together they raised three children. Over the years, he enjoyed dancing on Saturday nights, "the music" on Thursdays, and splitting firewood after school with his grandson, Cole.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Everett, George, Rodney and Beverly.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne; his children and their spouses, Keith and Shelley, Norma and Joe, and Carol and Denise; four grandchildren, Shelbe and husband, Kaleb, Cole, Victoria and Matthew; brothers Philip, Ralph, Charles, Douglas, and Terry, and their families, including his many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18th at the Calvary Baptist Church in Stacyville, followed by a service at 11 a.m, with graveside service and luncheon to follow. Tribute donations in his memory may be given to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, 383 US Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, to further their vision of a world without Alzheimer's Disease.
Published on July 15, 2019
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Donald & Roycene Worster
Jul 18, 2019
So sorry to hear of Richards passing! My
Husband knew him well! Prayers๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
Mim Sloat
Jul 18, 2019
Sorry to hear of Richards passing. You and the family have been in my prayers. Thinking of you and the family in the weeks ahead.
Billy and Sue McAvoy
Jul 17, 2019
Dear Dianne and family,
Offering our heart felt sympathy during this difficult time. Ritchie was a good, honest, hard working man who always had a smile. Our prayers are with you all.
Billy and Sue McAvoy
Missy Lane
Jul 16, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Richard's family.
Lori (Lane) Fall
Jul 16, 2019
My condolences on the loss of Richard. Thinking of you all and sending prayers.
Brenda Wallace
Jul 16, 2019
My condolences to all of Richards Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Richard at the "Thursday Night Music" in Sherman several years ago and always looked forward to seeing him there. He always had a big smile and would like to shuffle around the floor and sing to the music as he did so. He would always ask me "your man is not going to get mad if we dance is he?" I assured him that Doug was ok with me dancing with him and he would smile and say " good, he might be small but I think he could take me down and do some harm" I always got a chuckle out of that' ' Richard was a great guy and will be missed by many.
Mona Craig
Jul 16, 2019
Dear Dianne and family, Kevin and I send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Richard was a hard working, kind, and good man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sending prayers to you at this difficult time.
christine tartufi-starrett
Jul 16, 2019
I'm am so so sorry for your loss, sending ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ to you diane and your family .
DRlene lane Lawler
Jul 16, 2019
So sorry for the lost of a great man prayers to all
Gail Tozier Nason
Jul 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your families loss. I remember Richard from the time we arrived in Benedicta.... So sorry Diane and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jackie Carr
Jul 16, 2019
Dear Diane and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Tim Harding
Jul 16, 2019
The world lost a very good man on July 14th. I always enjoyed talking with Richard when I had the chance and will miss him and those moments. I will remember him fondly!
Vernon Lane
Jul 16, 2019
Uncle Richard was one of a kind and holds a very special place in my life & heart. I could tell stories & share memories for hours of working with him and his meticulous loading skills. Thanks again olโ€™ boy for teaching me all that you did and for instilling your work ethic in me. You will be remembered always and sadly missed.
Sandi Brennan
Jul 16, 2019
Dianne- I was so sorry to see the loss of your husband. Please know we're thinking of you at this sad time. Sandi
Angela Hansen
Jul 16, 2019
Condolances to Richards Family๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Michael Lane
Jul 16, 2019
To a great Uncle. Remember my Dad , George and Uncle Richard as a hard working team. Love and will miss him forever.
Fran Sleepr
Jul 16, 2019
I'll miss seeing him walking down the hill!! Great guy. My sincere sympathy to "the old lady" and the rest of the family.
Kendra Lane Chisholm
Jul 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Rick & Deb Long
Jul 16, 2019
please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time
Janell Anthony
Jul 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and his family. He was such a fixture in this town. ๐Ÿ’œ
Jul 16, 2019
Dianne and family-sorry for your loss-Richard was a great hard working man--will be missed by many--hugs-love to all-l
Missy Lane
Jul 15, 2019
I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Uncle Richard's family.
John and Mary Willett
Jul 15, 2019
Wonderful man very social with everyone he will be greatly missed.
Pat Tozier Longway
Jul 15, 2019
Dianne and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michelle sherman
Jul 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss prayers for all the family