David Ray Lane, of Sweetwater, passed away on April 14, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was born on Feb. 26, 1955, in Loudon, to Clyde and Ruth (Fox) Lane. Over the years, he worked as a Forest Service employee, factory worker, factory manager, car dealer, and mechanic.

David was most proud of his work as father to his beloved daughter, Kelly Hensley, and son, Dave Lane.

Known to his friends as Popeye, David was strong, loyal, and always ready to help others in need. He enjoyed working on cars, and was frequently seen driving around town in his beautifully restored blue 1978 Corvette.

He was 64 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Clyde and Ruth (Fox) Lane; brother, Thomas Edward Lane; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cyrus Lee and Willie Mae Jones Denton.

David is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Janis (Denton) Lane;

Children and their spouses, Dave and Pamela Lane, Kelly and Chase Hensley;

Granddaughter, Madison Lane;

Sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Jack Powell, Mildred and Steve Bentley;

Sister-in-law, Linda Lane;

Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Susie Denton, Bonnie Denton, Gary and Beverly Denton;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Kyker Funeral Homes in Sweetwater. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in Kyker’s Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019, in West View Cemetery.