- October 24, 1939 - March 1, 2017
- Dunedin, Florida
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Derek Lee Lane passed away on March 1, 2017
Derek was born October 24th 1939 and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1959 Derek married Diann O’Brien who blessed them with 4 children. Derek had a very strong work ethic and determination that would lead to several successful businesses. In 1978 he moved to Brown County, Indiana on a lake where he and his family could experience all the joys of country living. Derek moved his family to Florida in 1982. He had a great sense of humor that could get anyone to smile and at times, laugh so hard your stomach would hurt. His personality lead him to obtain and keep a list of lifelong friends, which is rare.
In 1993 Derek met his love and partner, Terri LaCoste. Derek and Terri would spend their time traveling, between Dunedin and The Great Outdoors RV resort in Titusville, meeting new friends and playing golf. Derek and Terri lived life to its fullest and never stopped enjoying parties, family gatherings.
Derek is preceded in death by his father Fredrick, mother Julia, younger brothers, Fredrick III, David and his former wife Diann. He is survived by his 4 children Darla Stahl, Dennis Lane, Debbi Mc Dermott and Melissa Spaziano and Terri’s 3 daughters, Daphne Hernandez, Sonya Woodmansee, and Deana Wallace which he considered daughters of his own, and his nephew Fred IIII which he had a very close relationship with. He had 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He will be deeply missed by many.
Derek’s favorite poem
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moment
that take our breath away……. Infuse love into life and into all others.
LAUGH OFTEN, LONG AND LOUD!