Curtis Cameron Lane, Jr.


Curtis Cameron “Cam” Lane, Jr., 79, died peacefully at his home on Dec. 30, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Cameron Lane and Ruby Culler Lane, and his brother, William “Bill” Lane. He retired as a sergeant with the Winston-Salem police department in 1998, having served in several capacities as a reserve and full-time officer.

Cam was a 1961 graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School, attended Wake Forest University, and graduated from High Point College in 1970. Before becoming a police officer, he worked for R.J Reynolds Tobacco Co., was the media director for United Advertising, and served as director of the Triad Sportsman’s Show in the 1970s. In the 1990s, he was the owner/operator of Triad TV and Appliance. After retiring from WSPD, he “worked” at Klingspor Woodworking Shop, where his paycheck supported his favorite hobby.

Cam served in a number of volunteer positions over the years. He was a board member of Jonestown Swim & Tennis Club and the Winston-Salem Rescue Squad. He was a member of Unity Moravian Church, where he played in the band, served on the board of trustees, and was chairman of the graveyard committee.

To say Cam lived a full life would truly be an understatement. His exploits included grappling with Victor the Wrestling Bear, scuba diving on shipwrecks, surviving a charge from a buffalo, catching a tournament winning sailfish, and flying airplanes. One of his most memorable adventures was a 23-day, cross-country motorcycle ride with his friends. They traveled through 21 states and stopped in Sturgis, S.D., for the famous motorcycle rally. A self-described “Jack of all trades and master of none”, he was a gifted photographer, mechanic, genealogist, musician, and woodworker. He never met a stranger and said he had more friends than any one person deserved.

Cam is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Cynthia Baker Lane; two sons, Mark (Shelley) Lane and Matthew (Nicole) Lane; stepsons David Baker, Brian (Kim) Baker, Bruce (Amy) Keen; and stepdaughter Candice (Casey) Rowley. He leaves behind 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Unity Moravian Church, 8300 Concord Church Road in Lewisville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Unity Moravian. Condolences may be sent online at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Forsyth Humane Society of North Carolina at or Trellis Supportive Care at




7 tributes for Curtis Cameron Lane, Jr.

  1. Shannon Sapp

    No better a man, no finer a Gentleman. Blessed to have know him, learned from him, and been guided by him. Great memories I carry in my heart and life. Some I cannot forget, Hee Hee.

  2. Howard Tucker

    I’m blessed to have known Cam for 30+ years. He has been a true friend. He was a good listener and I valued his opinions. I’m gonna miss Cam but I have a lot of good memories. We will meet again on the other side and the best is yet to come. God bless the family 🙏

  3. ann golobic

    Cam was a man of his word. he’s an angel in heaven now.

  4. Julie💗Baker Bagley

    Cameron is truly a southern gentleman. We always loved visiting with him and especially listening to his southern drawl. We laughed many many times when he would correct Siri while driving in the car. He would say that’s not what I said and we would laugh because it would sound southern and Siri just didn’t catch on. We enjoyed going out to dinners and listening to Cam’s great stories. He truly did have a buffalo charge him. We loved his woodworking and policeman stories, and know he is beloved by many many friends, and family. We so appreciate that he made made our sister Cynthia so happy. He will truly be missed, but we look forward to seeing him again.

  5. High Point Police Department (Support Services)

    Sending love and support to the Lane family!

  6. Donna Fox

    Cam was a great neighbor and friend! I looked forward to his call when he was fundraising for the policeman’s retirement fund! He delivered pork butts with a big smile and some great stories! Cynthia, Mark and Matt, Cam’s kindness and fun for life was a gift that inspired so many. I hope you each will feel his love and positive attitude in your lives, and peace in the new year.

  7. Cracker

    Cam. !! I so blessed that I got the chance to make special memories. !! You gave great advice ,insight on a lot things for me. To sit and visit with You and Cynthia will be cherished !!! And as your best advice ever was. When you at the end of the ROPE. !! Hold on !!! Love you my great friend. Cracker


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