FARMINGTON — Wesley Oreson Lane Jr., 75, of Victorian Villa, Canton, formerly of North Jay, died Sunday, Jan. 2, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with family by his side.

He was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Chesterville, the son of Wesley O. and Laura (Savage) Lane Sr. He attended Chesterville and Wilton schools and was a 1955 graduate of Wilton Academy.

From 1956 to 1960, he served in the U.S. Air Force. On June 30, 1962, he married Mavis Storer in North Jay.

For 38 years, he was a handsewer at G.H. Bass and was an active member of the community serving twice as Master of Wilton Masonic Lodge 156 of Wilton. He was also a member of the North Jay Grange, Excelsior, Pomona, State and National Granges, and was a member of the Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church, North Jay. He and his family were most fortunate to have spent the holidays together at his beloved North Jay home.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mavis, of North Jay; two sons, Darryl Oreson Lane and his wife, Charlotte, of Industry and David Emery Lane and his wife, Penny, of Gettysburg, Pa.; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Lane of Farmington; four grandchildren, Carrie Gueydan and her husband, Jessie, Nathaniel “Nate” Lane and his wife, Brianna, Jason Clement and his friend, Kathryn Meyer and Justin Lane; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt David Lane and Lilith Rose Gueydan; brother, Raymond Lane and his wife, Judy, of North Jay; sister, Barbara Crossman and her husband, Gordon, of Jacksonville, N.C.; sister, Mabel (Storer) Cox and her husband, Bob, of Chesterville; and uncle Roger Lane of Fayette.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Harley Lane; and two nephews, Randall “Randy” Lane and Mark Crossman.

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