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Megan Lane Smith

Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. Megan Lane Smith, age 85, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Manchester. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Smith passed suddenly from this life doing what he loved, working on his farm, on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Lane was born in Chickasaw, AL, the son of the late Murphy and Sara Smith. He was a United States Army Veteran, and he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. When Lane wasn’t serving our country, he loved going golfing and hunting, taking care of his farm, and spending time with his dog, Dude. He was a very involved member of the First Baptist Church since 1970, a Mason 32°, York Rite, and a member of the Lion’s Club. Lane’s number one joy in life was God and his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Lane is preceded in death by his parents, Murphy and Sara Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Smith; two sons, Megan Smith, Jr (Judy) and Bruce Smith (Denise); one daughter, Hollie Smith Mangrum (Scott); three grandsons, Dalton Smith, Murphy Smith, and Conner Mangrum; one granddaughter, Jordan Mangrum.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Lane’s name to the First Baptist Church Finish Line, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Smith family.


Funeral Service
Starts: 3/30/20 at 2:00pm
First Baptist Church
Manchester, TN 37355

Starts: 3/30/20 at 3:00pm
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Inc
Tullahoma, TN 37388


Belinda Goodwin says:

Liz and family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Smith. May the Lord give you all comfort, peace, and many precious memories.

Carol Davis says:

I’m so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I know that he was a good man and a loving father. Prayers for your sweet family. You all will be in our prayers.

Theresa Branum, Janice and Jimmy says:

Praying the Lord will encourage you
with his presence
and comfort you
with his peace.
So sorry for your loss. Lane brought Eddie a
world of laughter with his bright and shiny disposition.

Roger & Linda Somers says:

Dearest Liz, children & grandchildren,
We are praying for you at this time of tremendous loss.
May the God of all comfort be very near to you all.

Pamela and Steven Winstead says:

Dear Liz & family, Steve and I found out of Lane's passing tonight. I'm sorry we couldnt come pay our respects. I hadn't seen Lane in a very long time. Lane always had that million dollar smile! I will fondly recall the years I worked for him at AEDC. Lane was my boss for years, and I'm grateful to have known him. He was a good man. I know you will be lost without him, but we pray God's strength and comfort for you and yours!

Louise and Jerry James says:

Dearest Liz,
Words can't express how bad we feel about Lane's Passing. He always had a smile on his lips, a joke on his tongue and the love of Jesus in his heart. He has now walked through the gates of Heaven to live forever with our Lord. If you need anything at all, you have my number.
I am so sorry we could not attend his service with all that's going on in these times,but our thoughts and prayers were with you then as well as now.

Beada Tenpenny says:

Liz, I am deeply saddened about Lanes going home, but praise God we will get to see him again

Someday, I did watch the service on First Baptist post. God Bless and comfort you in this time and always

Dee Hickson sends her love and blessings also

Ann Byrom says:

I was so sorry today to read of Lane's passing in The Tullahoma News. I (as most other folks) am pretty much self quarantined inside my house but would loved to have attended the funeral in respect to him and for you. I thoroughly enjoyed the times that we worked together at AEDC. We struggled through good times and some not so good at AEDC, but always managed to accomplish what we had to get done. He was a fine fellow, was always nice to me, and was certainly someone that you could depend on. I'm so sorry for your loss but I know that God will wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this. May the wonderful memories of your life together help sustain you and give you strength in the coming days. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I'll certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Henley says:

Liz, Megan,Bruce, Hollie,
Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in Jan and my prayers and thoughts for the coming weeks.

Robert and Jan Henley

Charles and Ann Evans says:

Our prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Lane. May all the good memories of your life together help ease the pain. We treasure the times we spent together in Fort Walton Beach.

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330