Randall C. Lane

Jul 1, 1959 - Mar 3, 2018


Randall (Randy) C. Lane, resided in Sacramento for 20 years, passed away early morning, March 3, 2018 at the age of 58.
He was born at Marysville, Kansas, to Robert Lane and Eva Hendricks Lane. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Lane, of Sacramento; brother and wife, Rob and Louise Lane of Johnson Lake, Nebraska; Ryan Lane, nephew; Megan Hiltner, niece and 5 great nephews and a great niece.
Randy graduated from Marysville H.S. and received his certification for Telephony at Northwest Kansas AVTS. He started at Lynch Communications before employment at Sprint Communications for 20 years.
Randy loved fast cars, motorcycles, all genres of music but mostly Blues and Rock and Roll. He loved animals and frequently help to raise donations for the Sacramento SPCA. His family was small, his circle of friends large and he loved them dearly. He had a kind heart and would constantly give his time, his love and possessions to anyone who was in need.
Services will be at East Lawn, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624, Saturday, March 10th. Viewing between 9 – 10 am. Service starts at 10am.
A Celebration of Life will follow at the Lane Residence in Sacramento.
In lieu of flowers you can donate to the Sacramento SPCA, 6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828.
A special Thank You to the Carter Family.


  • Paul Prewitt says:

    Randy and I met in 1984, while working at Sprint. We instantly hit it off when we realized our early Telecommunication careers started out in the same part of the country. He in Western Kansas and me in Eastern Colorado. Randy held great Old School values. When he worked on a Telecommunications Project, we never had to go back and do it over.. He subscribed to the Philosophy, “If we do not have time to do it right the first time, how do we have time to do it over?”
    During a Rough Patch in my life, Randy stepped up and gave me much needed sympathy and advice. He was a caring gentle soul who would do most anything for his friends. I thought of him as a brother, and he will always have a special place in my heart.
    We will miss you Brother
    Paul Prewitt

  • Salik says:

    I first met Randy Lane at Oroville Sprint Site in 1996. Long hair, happy looking with a smile on his face always. Since I was new to Sprint, Randy was always there to assist me when I needed one. Over the years, we have a lot of stories… Randyson is one of them…I will miss you Randy C. Lane. RIP.

  • Lloyd Powers says:

    Randy Lane had a generous and loving heart, so easy to talk to and the best listener I have ever met
    and would help me with anything. It was a pleasure being friends with Randy he was truly my friend and loved him as a brother. he will never be forgotten . So Mr. Randy Lane my friend my brother i raise my shot glass for a toast to your life so go rest high on that mountain and may you rest in peace.

  • Michele Slupianek says:

    I met Randy through my husband, he was just a kid and had that amazing smile. So glad to have known him.

  • Tom Yannes says:

    I met Randy for the first time while working at the Sprint Switch site in Stockton. Enjoyed working with him and can still here his laugh. Always made me smile.

  • James Whitcomb says:

    Jim Whitcomb
    I met Randy in the early 80’s in Rancho Cordova, CA – building Microwave systems for Sprint. Randy was always great to work with and knowledgeable. I remember going to Stockton switch one night for planned work and Randy was there working on his own project. Randy looked up with that always big and sincere smile. He was working on new equipment called SONET. He was surrounded by test equipment and computers and plugged into the SONET system. SONET was a major leap in technology from all the previous long haul systems Sprint had used, – and in fact in the industry as a whole, Sprint was the first to use it. Randy was actually writing automatic script files and would run those to put this new equipment through all it’s paces. Through his work he discovered issues with the new equipment and worked with engineers and the vendor, NEC, to fix software/ firmware issues.
    Randy always shared his expertise and knowledge with his peers.
    Truly one of the good guys of our era. RIP Friend.

  • Steve Harry says:

    Sheila, Louise and Rob I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hadn’t seen Randy for a lot of years but thought of him often, and shared some FB messages every so often.
    As a kid my mom and Randy’s folks were friends and we got to spend time together when Bob and Eva would take us to Tuttle Creek. I can remember riding in the camper in the back of the truck, thinking it was cool looking out the front window. We rode our bicycles for miles at that lake. I remember July 20th, 1969 when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. We had just returned from the lake and in Randy’s front yard on Calhoun Street looking at the moon in amazement. We even talked each other into Vo Tech for communications.
    This breaks my heart.

  • Jerry Roberts says:

    Rob so sorry to hear of Randy”s passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. It was so long ago we lived across the alley from one another. You both were always great friends. Again so sorry for your loss.

  • Rob Long says:

    In some ways I still think of Randy as the little kid that used to pester his big brother and I, and in reading these posts and knowing him, I know he became extremely good at electronics and those things that most people don’t understand. I last saw Randy at Megan and Jeremy’s wedding, outside of the venue. We both had gone out to smoke, and when we saw each other, he gave me that smile. I remember that It was so good to see him after that many years. When I think of him, I’ll always remember that smile. j

  • Margaret Geer says:

    I met Randy while working in Stockton at Sprint. He was always there offering help and would take the time always to explain details of the new technology we were all learning. .Through the years he and Sheila have became my extended Family. Our visits where always quick a day or two, but always filled with laughs and wonderful conversation. The concerts and random vacations together are priceless. This is a hard one for us all. Randy was a special person that had so much love for his Family and Friends. We have all been touched by Randy. To Sheila words cannot fully express how you must be feeling. Please know we are all here for you.. A shoulder to lean on, someone to share a toast with, reminisce with . Thanks for being in all of our lives. God has called you home. We will see you on the other side one day.. Ms M

  • Pat Ellenbecker says:

    Randy was a classmate of mine. He was a good friend with an infectious smile, which you saw a lot as he always seemed to be in a good mood and having a good time. The news of his passing has impacted his classmates greatly as we have reminisced and remembered our dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as we say farewell until we meet again.

  • Frank Peeples says:

    My wife DeAnn and I were very saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. I met Randy in 1981 after starting work with Lynch Communications. The majority of my knowledge in the telecommunications field came from Randy. We travelled many miles together and shared so many laughs. Those great memories will last forever. Our friendship continued as we both ended up working for Sprint in the Sacramento area. Randy, you will be missed by your family and friends. Rest in peace, my friend.

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