Ronald (Ronnie) Joseph Lane

Augusta, GA – Ronald Joseph Lane, 72, husband of Kim Conover Lane, entered into rest Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his Residence.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 11:00 AM, from Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Reverend Tim Pendrey officiating.

Mr. Lane, son of Lena Elizabeth Kitchens Lane and the late Joseph Carroll Lane, he was born in Augusta, GA.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Lane.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Bruce Lane (Scott), Kris Shepard (Danielle), Anna Lane, and Jessica Lane; and one grandchild.

Ronnie was born in the old University Hospital. He attended Fleming Elementary School, and Murphy & Sego Middle schools. He graduated from Butler High School in 1967 and went straight to Augusta College for a year and a half, but quit to travel and play professional music.

He was a member of the Musicians Union for many years. Ronnie, as he was known to the music world spent his life playing keyboards and singing. From 1969 until 1975, he was the leader of “The New Breeds”
Band, whom traveled with the late Cortez Greer to many places like the Sahara in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Puerto Rico and Paradise Island in the Bahama’s. He then toured with the “Crossroads” band and felt that
they were also a remarkable group. He, at one time, was Manager for Radio Shack in the Regency and Augusta Malls and continued to entertain at local night clubs, American Legions and Elk’s Clubs. He then
began singing at several churches including Dunn’s Methodist Chapel in Appling, GA.

He was good with animals, especially the family horses and huskies. He liked fishing, but golf was his passion and he liked to play as often as he could.

He loved music and singing and gained such a happiness from entertaining. He often said he would be buried with his Hammond B-3 organ and his next job would be “The Fountain at Hillcrest Memorial Park featuring the late and great Ronnie Lane and the Dead Breeds with the late Cortez
Greer, All night every night.” His Statement was, “came to play, not to stay”. He loved everyone and worshiped playing and singing for us and, most importantly, for God.

His next Gig is with his creator in heaven and as he said, “The show is on,” as he joins his former, late bandmates, playing for the glory of God.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

2 responses to “Ronald (Ronnie) Joseph Lane”

  1. I grew up next door to Ronnie on Virginia Ave. He used to wake us up playing revelry. I moved from there when I was 14 but never forgot Ronnie. I did get to see him play professionally once when my mother and I visited Augusta when I came from Alaska. Never forgot him and I am sorry for your loss. I am sure he is playing revelry every day break.

  2. I didn’t know Ronnie had passed. Ronnie was a member of the house band that played at my father’s night club. I remember taking with him, as well as other members of the band, but Ronnie was more prolific, more engaging. I’ll always remember him fondly. May God bless him and his family.

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