December 24, 1935 ~ December 28, 2020

Born in: Pleasant View, TN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Leon Lane, the son of Jessie Paul Williams and Dorothy Louise (Lane) Person, was born on December 24, 1935, in Pleasant View, Tennessee.  Leon confessed his hope in Christ under the guidance of his grandmother, Betty (Dowlen) Lane; and recently rededicated his life to Christ.  He attended public school in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Leon loved sports and played sports as a young man.  In his youth, he was a bodybuilder, boxed golden gloves, played basketball and baseball.  He often had two televisions so, he could watch two different sporting events at the same time.  Leon was a joy to be around and loved to cut up.  He was always willing to help others.  He liked to have cookouts and feed family, friends and neighbors; always making sure there was plenty to eat.

Leon moved to Indianapolis in the fifties, where he learned his trade as a Brick Mason.  He later established his own construction business (Lane’s Construction).  He taught his sons and grandsons the family trade.

Leon married Ethel Valeda (Cox) Lane and of this union produced one daughter, Renee Kathleen (Lane) Maxwell and two sons, Leon Delbert Lane and Bobby Leon Lane (Canyce).  Leon was married a second time to Edna Hodson; but later divorced.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-sister, Mary Alice Hall; step-brother, Jessie Howard Williams; grandson, Leondra D. Lane; great-granddaughter, Malaysia Robson Dew; and great-grandson, LeAndre Delbert Lane.

Leon departed this life four days after his 85th birthday on December 28, 2020.  He leaves to cherish his memory his three children; ten grandchildren:  Felicia Maxwell, Laquesha Lane, Leon Muir, Renee Robson Lane, Desmond Lane (Rondalin), Donte Lane, Shareeda Lane, Deja Long, Dominiqia Williams and Cassandra Dawkins (John); twenty-nine great-grandchildren; three beloved cousins: Joe Bowers, Brenda Summers and Shirley (Lane) Jones; dear friend, Jeanette Miller; and a host of other relatives and friends who celebrate him and will miss him dearly.


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  1. Just remembering all the weekends I lived at the (Udell) house spending time with family and friends.. Leon you was always there for your cuz Faye… RIP cousin…

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