Harold Lane Passes Away
Long-time Speer Family lead singer Harold Lane passed away yesterday, at age 82.
He was born in 1929 in West Virginia and was an early member of the Gospel Harmony Boys, joining in the early 1950s. (He was also a high school band director at the time.) After several years with the Gospel Harmony Boys, he left to join the Homeland Harmony Quartet, but returned to the Gospel Harmony Boys after several months.
He joined the Speer Family in 1967 and stayed with them for more than twenty years. He was also a songwriter; his two best-remembered songs are “Touring That City” and “Standing on the Solid Rock.”