William Russell Lane Jr.

Published 7:23 am Saturday, August 15, 2020

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William “Bill” Russell Lane Jr. died August 12, 2020 in Kitty Hawk. He was 73 years old.

Bill grew up near the woods of Wilmington and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and wife Jane Whedbee Lane (deceased) expanded the family business of Wilmington Hospital Supply into Tarheel Physicians Supply.

In 2010, he married Yvonne Spruill Taylor and discovered renewed joy in Kitty Hawk.

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He is survived by wife Yvonne Spruill Taylor Lane and her children William Heath Taylor, Ross Taylor (Jennifer) and their children, Noel Dralle, Katelyn Taylor, Noah Taylor; his daughter Jennifer Lane DiStefano (Rob) and grandchildren Anna Jane and Kathryn Reese DiStefano, son William Russell “Russ” Lane III; brothers Frank Harden Lane and Charles Jenkins Lane, and nieces and a nephew.

Donations in memory of Bill can be made to Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter by visiting obxspca.org or mailing checks to PO Box 2477 Manteo, NC, 27954. To express condolences, visit www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.