Lane was a senior civil engineering student who was valedictorian of his high school class in tiny Narrows, Va., just 30 miles from Virginia Tech. His high school put up a memorial to Lane that included pictures, musical instruments and his athletic jerseys.
Lane played the trombone, ran track and played football and basketball at Narrows High School. "We're just kind of binding together as a family," Principal Robert Stump said.
Lane's brother-in-law Daniel Farrell called Lane fun-loving and "full of spirit."
"He had a caring heart and was a friend to everyone he met," Farrell said. "We are leaning on God's grace in these trying hours.
Next Matthew J. La Porte