John Daniel McLane, Jr., 51, departed this earthly life on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, Columbia. He was born on July 16, 1962, in Sumter County, the son of Shirley M. McLane and the late John McLane, Sr.
John, affectionately known as “Jay’ or Jr.”, attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Hillcrest High School, Class of 1981. At an early age, he joined High Hills A. M. E. Church. John was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed with the Department of Mental Health for twenty plus years until his health failed.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Linda Davis-McLane of Sumter; two brothers, Edward (Donna) McLane of Columbia and John Perry of Sumter; two sisters, Gloria R. (Earl) Jenkins of Dalzell and Janice Marie McLane of Sumter; three sons, DaJone (Antoinette) McLane of Houston, TX, Antonnial Davis and Jonedrick McLane of Sumter; one daughter, Natalie McKelvie of Sumter; four grandchildren of Houston, TX and one grandson of Sumter; two nephews, Earl Jenkins, Jr. and Malik McLane of Columbia; one niece, Dr. Sarah Berry of Arlington, TX; mother-in-law, Louise Davis, and brother-in-law, William Davis, both of Sumter; a special friend, Vivian Craft of Columbia; along with a host of other relatives and friends .
He was preceded in death by his father, John McLane, Sr., and his father-in-law, Johnnie Davis, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, November 9, 2013 from the High Hills A. M. E. Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Thomas H. Habersham, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Eric R. Dent, Rev. Linda Richbow, Rev. Ruth Robinson and Minister Donnie Rich.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of his mother, Shirley M. McLane, 3460 Dirt Road, Horatio.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of his mother at 10:30 a. m.
Floral bearers will be Hillcrest High School, Class of 1981.
Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the High Hills A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.