Theodore "Ted" Lane
Theodore "Ted" Nickerson Carter Lane
September 27, 1954 - July 4, 2014
Theodore "Ted" Lane succumbed July 4, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with heart disease. He was born in Maine and attended Maine schools. Following the loss of his parents, Joyce Fish Lane and Joseph Nahum Lane, he and his siblings lived with an aunt in Massachusetts for several years. He returned to Maine as a young teenager where he attended Belfast High School, taking part as a noted actor and dancer in the Belfast High School production of "Oklahoma." He joined the United States Marine Corps and after serving in Japan he again returned to Maine. He worked as a meat cutter and then decided to head west where he became a rodeo clown, saving many a thrown bull rider from harm.
A talented musician, he played guitar and sang with an unforgettable tenor voice. Becoming tired of life in the West he moved to Georgia in 1998 and his computer talents gave him a job as manager of the Forsyth County School District warehouse where he kept impeccable records and exceptional order. He was highly respected for his efficiency in the management and organization of the supplies that were in his charge. He took his responsibilities very seriously, earning the love and respect of all his co-workers.
Ted was not interested in accumulating wealth and comforts, preferring the simple things of life but loved sports, especially tennis, softball and bowling with his buddies. He enjoyed writing music and song lyrics in his spare time. Ted was loved by all who knew him, one of those rare people without a mean bone in his body.
He is survived by two sisters, Dorene Baker and her husband Robin of Ohio, Claire Klenowski and her husband Ricky of Blue Hill; and a brother Bill Lane of Brocton, Mass. He was particularly close to his cousin Carman Torrey and his wife Sharon of Georgia.
A memorial was held in Georgia Monday, July 14, with his many admiring friends and co-workers attending. A graveside service will be held at the Smart Cemetery in Belfast/Swanville on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 o'clock.