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Richard Elmo Lane
May 25, 1941 - January 29, 2021

Richard Elmo “Big Papa” Lane of Trumann departed this life on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree, AR at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 4 days.  He was born Sunday, May 25, 1941 in and was a lifetime resident of Trumann and a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ in Trumann.  He was a retired truck driver, taught Truck Driving at Delta Technical Institute in Marked Tree and was a bus driver for Trumann Public Schools. He loved music and was part of Shady Hill Bluegrass Band and the Wolfpack Band for Radio Station 95.9. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lee, Jr.  And his parents, Arthur Lee and Dessie E. Akin Lane       Mr. Lane  is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Medlock Lane of the home; two daughters, Teresa (Terry) Gean of Jonesboro and Bonita (Wil) Garrabrant of Hot Springs, Ark.; two sons, Lee (Debra) Lane of and Michael Lane both of Jonesboro; two step-daughters, Cindy (Lee) Reeves and Christy (Ronnie) Blagg both of Trumann; two step sons, Tracy Kemper of Paragould and Greg (Kelly) Kemper of Bay; one sister, Bernice Maglothin Bates of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.          Visitation will be Tuesday, February 2nd  from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A Celebration of Life graveside service will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jonesboro with Bill Willard officiating.  Burial will follow with Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann in charge of arrangements.         Pallbearers are Cody Jackson, Bill Williams, Redmond Keisler, Randy Keisler, Tracy Kemper, and Wayne Blagg.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is required, a Covid-19 acknowledgement form is required to be signed and social distancing will be observed.       Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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Funeral Service

February 2, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Graveside Service

February 3, 2021
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Oaklawn Cemetery

Batesville, AR

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  1. alliosn, jonesboro ar says

    Papa I cant believe your gone , I wish i could have seen you before this happened , I want you back here all the time I keep tearts inside me everything makes me thank of you you were my everything now your gone don't know what ima do with out you u meant a lot you was there when my dad wasn't now thats changed i have knew you my whole life and you would always make me smile , laugh have a good time now i cant do nothing cause i think of you if people really knew how i felt about you they would see why i do the stuff i do .

  2. Julie Ann Francis Elton, Jonesboro,Ar says

    Elmo always had a great love for his family, his friends, his music and so dedicated to keeping in touch with his former class mates.He will be missed so very much

  3. Charlotte Layne , Foley, Alabama says

    Rest In Peace Dear Elmo. I know you’re playing music with the angels now. You are missed.

  4. allison paiige floyd {ally cat } , jonesboro ,ar says

    I love you papa your gonna be in a better place your gonna be watching us and i hope you keep the memories of us papa it hurt me to et you leave this world

  5. Scott & Pat Armstrong, Bay, AR says

    Hugs & Prayers for all the family. Had a lot of fun times with him going to listen to him sing and play music. He will be greatly missed. RIP dear friend until we meet again.

  6. Shanna Pulver, says

    Rick will be missed, I had great times with him and the family. We will be praying for y’all.

  7. Mark and Becky Wade, Jonesboro Ar says

    To all the family I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember the fun had by all back in the good old Bluegrass days. Prayers for comfort

  8. scot, Little Rock says

    This was a great man.He always treated me like one of he's own. I am glad he was a part of my life. Love and respect Scot Holmes. ?

  9. Jim Kyle, Cross says

    Sue you and your family have my deepest sympathy.. Jim Kyle class of 59

  10. Joe Crozier, Jr., Crossville, TN says

    Bernice, I didn't know Elmo was your brother. So sorry for your loss. Take care. Joe Crozier,

  11. Sarah Layne-Goad, Jonesboro, Ar. says

    We will truly miss you more than words can express. You were always my favorite to see at the family reunions and will cherish all the memories we made from bluegrass festivals to the Wolfpack days. I love you so much and will miss u greatly!

  12. Angela Gaston , Sherman Tx says

    Love u Elmo always will miss u so much

  13. Cody Jackson, Jonesboro says

    I played music with him from 2009 to 2014 I am sadden to see you go you will be missed bud RIP buddy until we meet again

  14. Wayne Ward, Forrest City says

    Rest In Peace brother

  15. Lauren Price, Trumann, AR says

    I knew Mr. Elmo from working at Trumann schools. I’m a teacher and he drove my class on several field trips. He was always so kind. I’m sad to see his passing.

  16. Curt Seymore, Jonesboro AR says

    A great friend through our childhood and school. He had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known.

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