Lane Bradley Stephens was born on Saturday, July 12, 1969 to Kenneth and Sunny Courington Stephens in San Antonio. He died in Poteet on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Stephens and his grandparents, A.V. and Ila Little Stephens, and Samuel and Delta Kniffen Courington. He is survived by his mother and step father, Gene Stout and Dr. Sunny Stephens, Poteet, and his daughters, Alanna and Savanah Stephens, San Antonio. Additionally, he is survived by aunts and uncles, Becky and Gene Westmoreland, Abilene; Jerry and Susie Courington, Houston; Sammie and Leslie Courington, Brownwood; step brothers, Michael Stout, St. Louis, and Chris Stout, Sugar Land; his former wife and mother of his children, Melinda Crockett, Pleasanton; and Lane’s special lady, Lydia Davila of Poteet.
Lane graduated from Poteet High School in 1987, where he played in the band, then attended Incarnate Word College. He spent most of his life farming with his dad, but had time to swim competitively for a number of years. He was a master of the back stroke, which won him many tournaments in that event. He also showed prize-winning livestock at area stock shows for several years. He loved his children, the Texas Longhorns, fighting fires as a volunteer, desserts, John Deere tractors, and dancing with his daughters as a member of the Fire on the Mountain Cloggers. He had a really kind heart that let him down on August 16. His unselfish and generous spirit was well known, and many of his friends benefited from that quality. His last and most generous gift will go on giving.
He was a tissue donor and many people will survive or have better lives resulting from his final gift.
Skin grafts save the lives of more than all tissues and organs combined.
Harvested bones replace cystic bone defects and cancerous bone tumors, straighten and strengthen backs distorted by scoliosis, and replace hip bones.
Dental material is used to restore normal facial appearance. Corneas prevent blindness and restore sight in the blind.
Saphenous veins are used in coronary by-pass surgery and restore blood flow.
Heart valves replace defective ones.
Cartilage and tendons replace damaged ones, and the femoral arteries create shunts for dialysis access.
Lane will go on LIVING in the hearts of those who loved him. He will continue GIVING to many others. Perhaps to one of us or someone we care about.
Tax deductible memorials may be made in Lane’s name to LifeGift Organ Donation, 2510 Westridge Street, Houston, Texas 77054.
Services were held Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton. Interment followed in Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet.
Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences to the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com