He was employed by Wal-Mart of Elizabethton. Lane was studying Criminal Justice at Northeast State, where he served as a mentor, and was involved in community service as a member of The Criminal Justice Society. Lane aspired to finish his degree and become a police officer. He attended Upper Gap Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Lane was adventurous and outdoorsy. He enjoyed fishing and had a great love for animals. Lane was known for his generosity, his kind words and his infectious smile (and for reminding everyone to “Stay hydrated!”) His life motto was Sic-Parvis-Magna, which means ‘greatness from small beginnings’. Lane was devoted to his family, especially his sisters. He attended all his younger sister’s games to support her in cheer and was excited to take on the role of uncle to his older sister’s newborn son.
Lane is survived by his mother, Heather Roberts and his sister Emma Helbert, both of the home, his sister Erin and her partner Dustin Purcell and baby Sage of Elizabethton. Lane enjoyed a special relationship with his surviving maternal grandparents David and Nancy Roberts of Elizabethton, as well as his aunt, Anna Joyner, her husband Sam and their children Corey and Peyton Doss and Josh Joyner of Clemmings, NC. He is also survived by a large family of cousins and his father Shane Helbert.
The family wishes to recognize Lane’s mentor Eric Stanton, and extend their heartfelt gratitude to the first responders of the Elizabethton/Carter County Emergency Services.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Alan King and Pastor Dale Blevins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence of his mother Heather Roberts. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Helbert family