Jarrett Lee Lane

Jarrett Lee Lane

Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Apr 2007 (aged 22)
Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Burial Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 18981220 · View Source
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Jerrett was a victim of the Virginia Tech shootings. He was from Narrows, Virginia, and was a senior majoring in civil engineering. Jarrett played the trombone, ran track, and played football and basketball at Narrows High School.Jarrett Lane was valedictorian of his 2003 Narrows High School class, a high-sports standout and a church leader.
From the Roanoke Times:
"He's just one of those people, it's very rare that you can be good at so many things and be such a nice person, too," said Narrows High School athletic director Don Lowe, who was Lane's coach and friend.

Lane was raised by his mother and grandmother, according to Lowe.

At Virginia Tech, where he was a senior engineering major, he was already taking graduate-level courses — and was in professor G.V. Loganathan's graduate hydrology class when he was killed.

Lane was recently accepted to graduate school at the University of Florida with a full ride and a graduate assistantship. Teachers and friends alike described him as mannerly — "the kind of person who's not going to be ... loud or boisterous, but when work needs to be done, he's going to do it," Lowe said.

An engineering intern for Virginia Tech's Site & Infrastructure Development, he was trusted to do professional-level work.

obit Jarrett Lee Lane, 22, was loved not just by his family, but by the whole town of Narrows, Va. Raised by his mom, Tracey Lane, his grandmother, Nancy Morgan, and two older sisters, Alicia and Fawntane, with the help of numerous other people in this small town. Jarrett was a one-of-a-kind person. How anyone had the time to do all the things Jarrett did is unbelievable. During his time at Narrows High School Jarrett maintained a 4.0 GPA while excelling in football, basketball, tennis, and track. He received multiple academic and athletic honors throughout his high school career. In 2003, Jarrett was valedictorian of his class at NHS and also a graduate of Southwest Virginia Governor's School in Dublin, Va. In Fall of 2003 Jarrett continued pursuing his dream of being an engineer at Virginia Tech. As a Hokie Jarrett took pleasure in cheering on his classmates at football and basketball games. As part of his active social life, Jarrett played intramural sports and was a member of Cru, a campus ministry. Jarrett also enjoyed his time as an intern for VT Site and Infrastructure Development and also working with parking services. But more than anything Jarrett enjoyed his engineering classes and was set to graduate May of 2007. Jarrett was accepted into the Coastal Engineering Graduate program of University of Florida, where he was offered an assistantship. Even though Jarrett took great pride in being a Hokie and loved his years at Virginia Tech, he always made time for his friends and family in Narrows. Jarrett spent numerous weekends in his hometown visiting family, attending First Baptist Church where he was a member, and playing sports with high school friends. He had an amazing ability to not take himself too seriously, but always took life and friendships seriously. He always took the time to talk to people and care for them while sharing God's love. Jarrett will be missed more than words can express. He is survived by his mother, Tracey Lane; maternal grandmother, Nancy Morgan; sisters, Alicia Farrell and her husband Daniel, Fawntane Shepherd, her husband Roger and their children, Landon, Kennedy, and Kaydance. He is also survived by maternal grandfather, Robert Morgan of Comer, Ga.; uncle, Lloyd Morgan of Savannah, Ga.; paternal grandmother, Shelby Lane of Princeton, W.Va., and numerous other uncles, aunts, and cousins. His friends and family cherish all of your thoughts and prayers as they try to re-adjust to life without his amazing presence

"He was the kind of guy that once you met him he was like part of your family — the whole town knew him," said David Dent, his internship supervisor as well as a former church youth group leader of Lane's and a family friend. "He was always the guy that the other ones looked up to."

Craig Moore, another Site & Infrastructure Development coworker, recalled Lane as a serious student who could also be an office jokester. "We were always kidding, picking on one another. If you left your desk with your e-mail up, you might later found out that he'd invited someone to a [fake] meeting using your e-mail," Moore said.

Lane played rec-club sports at Tech and attended First Baptist Church in Narrows.

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