Celebration of Life for Ed Lane – Lexington, Kentucky
LANE Edwin “Ed” Green, III, passed away Sunday August 2, 2015. He is survived by daughters Susan Brett Lane and Katherine Meredith Lane, as well as their mothers Gloria Lane and Kitty Lane, and his sisters Linda Lane Arnold and Weesie Lane Walker, as well as their spouses and children. Born July 29, 1942 in Nashville, TN, Ed was a University of Georgia graduate. After college, he moved to New York City, where he worked for a top ad agency. It was there his passion and love for the culinary arts began. He then moved to Atlanta where he was the sales manager for WRNG Radio and was the president of the Atlanta Young Republicans. It was in Atlanta that he dove into real estate, working as the National Director of Real Estate for Jerrico. That job brought him to Lexington as he scouted out new locations for the company. In 1981, Ed started the commercial real estate brokerage Lane Consultants and, later, Lane Communications Group, publisher of The Lane Report, a respected regional business news magazine, as well as a slew of other ancillary publications such as BG Magazines in Lexington and Louisville, NEXT Magazine and Market Reviews for several communities in Kentucky. Ed has also represented the 12th district of Lexington on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government council since 2005, and was serving his fourth term. In addition to his public service, Ed was passionate about his community. He loved opportunities to support Central Kentucky with his businesses, through philanthropic efforts and his time to lead through service. He has served on the boards of numerous business, arts and civic organizations including the Breeder’s Cup Host Committee, UK Sanders-Brown Center of Aging Foundation Board (former chairman), Lexington Downtown Development Authority Board, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board (board secretary), Kentucky Arts Council, 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games Advisory Committee, LexArts, Lexington Ballet, The Lexington Philharmonic, Better Business Bureau of Lexington, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Mayor’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Committee, Fayette County Equine Task Force, and Commerce Lexington Agribusiness Committee, among others. Ed absolutely loved to go to work every day. He loved his businesses, and maintained a work ethic rarely matched. He was an overachiever and a true optimist, positive no matter the situation. He bravely battled cancer for more than two years, but you wouldn’t have known. He was an artist and photographer, an art collector and a supporter of the arts, especially local and young artists. He was passionate about cooking and enjoyed having friends and family over for his spectacular meals. He taught his daughters how to fish; he loved gardening, reading and could talk politics with anyone, no matter their stance. He also loved fast cars a hobby that earned him the nickname “Fast Eddie” in the ’60s. He is preceded in death by his parents Jeanne and Edwin Green Lane, Jr. “Ted”. A memorial service will held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7pm at Kerr Brothers Harrodsburg Rd. Visitation will be held prior at 6pm. Memorial Contributions are suggested to The Lane Charitable Fund at Bluegrass Community Foundation.