Robert Dane

Robert “Carroll” Dane, a deeply devoted husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on May 18, 2018 in Charlotte. Carroll, 87, of Charlotte, was born on April 19, 1931, in Lansing, the son of Harold and Ruth Dane.  He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1949 before enlisting in the U.S. Army.  He married the love of his life, Patricia Gould, on June 29, 1952, in Charlotte, and the two enjoyed 65 years of true love and partnership before Pat’s death in 2017. Carroll provided a wonderful life for his family, working 34 years as a cost estimator for A.E. Hoover in Charlotte. Many will remember Carroll as a well-dressed, soft spoken gentleman.  He enjoyed time on the golf course at the Charlotte Country Club, and playing cards and watching sports.  Above all, Carroll loved his family.

Carroll is survived by his daughters, Terry (Rod) McGilvra, Denise (Robert) McConnell, Kim (Neal) Wilmore, Robin (Karl) Dykstra-Mehlig; son, Brian (Kimberly) Dane, daughter-in-law, Carol Dane; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Harvey) Gray.

He was preceded in death by sons, Mark and Robert Dane; brother, Raymond; grandson, Gregory Dane; and his wife of 65 years, Patricia Bernice Dane.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, just prior to the service. Interment took place in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.  If desired, the family suggests memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation.

The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home. Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Carroll’s tribute page at