Lane Dudley Ard

August 21, 1950 - March 15, 2020

Lane Ard

Lane Dudley Ard, 69, of Silsbee, died Sunday, March 15, 2020.  He was born on August 21, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Mary Sue Price Ard and L.G. Ard.

Survivors include his wife, Cindi Ard; daughters, Stacie Arsement and her husband, Brent, of Kountze; and Gini Barton and her husband, Woody, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Jakob Arsement, Zackery Arsement, Sarah Arsement, Mindi Barton, and Bobby Barton; sisters, Renee Gallaspy and her husband, Eddie; and Rita Herrington and her husband, Tim, all of Silsbee; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Patsy Ard Whiteside.

A gathering of Mr. Ard's family and friends will be held at a later date. Mr. Ard will have a private family funeral service and interment.  

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
R.S. Farmer Cemetery R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery
Silsbee Silsbee, TX 77656

Comments (18)

  • Michael Gallaspy

    07 April 2020 at 03:43 | #

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Lane. The world could use lots more men like him. I’ll always remember him as the man who “handled HIS business” and didn’t dabble in everyone else’s. From the FAMILY man to the business man he was, the world will definitely miss him. Heaven has just gained one of the best there ever was.

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  • Martha Harrell Dean

    05 April 2020 at 18:44 | #

    My Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time!

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  • Randall Stephens

    22 March 2020 at 17:52 | #

    Many,many people lived very comfortable because of your dad and my family was one of them. ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Jerrod Gallaspy

    20 March 2020 at 12:26 | #

    Hey I just wanted to say I'm sorry for the loss of your dad.i dont know how yall kept it together today.your dad meant alot to me..if it wasnt for him I wouldnt be the man I am today. I got on the tractor when I got home and all I could do was think about him..and I know he would probably be doing the same thing....I loved that man..so glad he left me with a head full of knowledge..some that pawpaw taught him and he passed to me...I will so much miss my uncle ..been teary eyed all day!.I've heard so many stories working with him .he loved your mom your sister and all of the grandkids so much!..still doesn't seem real!..love y'all!

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  • Margaret Drake Reinhart

    19 March 2020 at 20:55 | #

    Renee I am so sorry to hear of Lane's passing. My prayers for you and all the family for the peace and comfort that only God can give.

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  • Kevin Scott

    19 March 2020 at 12:03 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Only two other men have impacted my life as much as Uncle Lane, the other two being my dad and Papa Ard. Uncle Lane gave me my very first job, co-signed for my very first car without me even asking him for help and he and Aunt Cindi gave momma a house to live in while she was battling cancer. Beginning at a very young age up untill working side by side with him for over 15 years, he helped instill in me a strong work ethic, life lessons and most importantly, family values. Uncle Lane lead by example and taught me so much over the years, not just about air conditioning, but about life itself, the importance of being a real man and so much more. He was more than just an uncle to me and has had such a influence on my life and the man, husband and dad that I am today. I just wish I could have one more conversation with him and let him know how much I appreciate everything he has done for me and our family. Please tell Aunt Cindi I am so sorry and please let me know if there is anything I can do.Tell your love ones how you feel, because tomorrow isnt promised for any of us and I will truly regret this one for the rest of my life. #RIP UNCLE LANE.

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  • Jeremy Whiteside

    19 March 2020 at 11:43 | #

    I just learned about Uncle Lane late last night. And I spoke with Kevin to find out what happened. I’m so sorry for the sudden loss to you and our entire family. I’ve been working a lot more hours lately as a supervisor for the police department. I don’t understand how I missed your posts and everyone else’s posts on Sunday. I was working but I was still on social media.
    I was thinking how unfortunate it will be to have services for Lane that would have had 100’s of visitors that he impacted in the community with Precision Aire. But having only his immediate family in attendance is what I imagine he would have preferred anyways. Everything happens for a reason. I still remember getting the Silsbee Bee in Spain and seeing the advertisement about Precision Aire being the number one HVAC company in the entire Golden Triangle area.

    Me and Jason rode our bikes to Lane’s on Christmas Day as kids. Tons of memories rush back to me of Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter gatherings at his house. I remember Stacy and Brent’s wedding in Lane’s back yard full of fresh blooming flowers and plants. Only Lane and Cindy could keep a garden paradise up that nice. We had a family dinner at Lane’s and Cindy’s when I was 17 and returned home from Army boot camp. That picture of my brothers and Mama and me in Lane’s backyard is blown up and hanging by my front door. I’m not sure, but I think it was Lane who posted my birdhouse in front of Pawpaw’s window, so Pawpaw could watch the birds fly in everyday. My memory is scrambled, but a lot of them seem to be connecting to Uncle Lane right now. That same birdhouse is mounted on your back porch now. We spent our last Christmas with Mama at Lane and Cindy’s and took pictures by his pond. Anytime I was home on leave we were welcomed to stop by the shop to fill a cooler with with Lane’s unlimited ice machine and he would always come talk to me and ask me how I was doing. Him wanting to know about me when I was rarely able to visit meant so much to me.
    So many memories coming back to me and connecting today.

    I know we have several family members in Heaven now, but if I could draw up a picture of the front porch of Heaven, it would look like Granny’s front porch. Uncle Lane and Mama sitting on the swing laughing, Granny and PawPaw sitting in lawn chairs watching the birds on the birdhouse, and Aunt Adena standing there with two tin cans of popcorn that she brought everyone every Christmas. I know it sounds cheesy, but that’s the front porch of Heaven in my mind.

    Please let everyone at Rita’s know they are all in my thoughts and prayers and I’m sorry I’m not able to be there at such an important time in all of our lives. I really want to be there. He impacted each of us in a very special and unique way. He will be missed but his memories will always be cherished.

    From Jeremy

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  • Ken and Phyllis Turner

    19 March 2020 at 01:21 | #

    Cindi, Stacie, Gini and family
    We have know you all since the mid 70’s when Ken and I worked for the air conditioning company with Lane
    We have so many fond memories of very good times
    And trips taken together. From time to time over the years
    We enjoyed coming to your home for visiting, sharing meals or just walking over your beautiful yard and gorgeous flowers
    Lane was a fine man and will be truly missed
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers

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  • Betty and Ben Barton

    18 March 2020 at 19:48 | #

    our deepest condolences go out to the family, as we know he was a fine man who cared greatly for family and friends. We had the pleasure of meeting he and Cindi when our nephew Woody and Gini were married.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all

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  • Walter & Margaret Pierson

    18 March 2020 at 19:27 | #

    One of my favorite memories goes back a few years. Lane and his trusty sidekick Feather would ride over to Little's Park to Visit with Walter. I would speak to Lane and Feather and go about my business and let Walter and Lane visit.. Ever once in a while I would hear laughter. Walter's would be louder and Lane would chuckle, I figured they were trading fishing tales or possibly mishaps that happened years ago that now were now funny. Both Guys seemed to get into thoes situations in their younger years. HA When the visit was winding down somehow Feather knew without even being told and would get up
    From where he was lying and load up into the Golf Car. If Lane didn't get in soon Feather would give him a look, like .. COME ON .. We have other things to do! Thoes were happy days! Praying for comfort for you all. Sending our Love. ♡

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  • Wayne & Toushia Ard

    18 March 2020 at 19:07 | #

    Cindi, Gini, Stacie and families. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  • Lola & Bob Burgess, Oak Island, North Carolina

    17 March 2020 at 20:58 | #

    Lane was one of the nicest and most respected people in the Silsbee business community and in Hardin County. He did work for us at our home and we thought so very much of him. Our thoughts are with his family.

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  • Kyle and Connie Bland

    17 March 2020 at 18:00 | #

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

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  • Earline Gore

    17 March 2020 at 03:52 | #

    May God be with your family. Lane was a good man and I know he will be truly missed by family and friends.

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  • Charles Morris & Patricia & Family

    17 March 2020 at 00:29 | #

    Sends our love and condolences to the whole Ard Family

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  • Woody and Phyllis Kirkland

    16 March 2020 at 22:54 | #

    So very sorry to hear, we will miss him driving around on his golf cart, God bless you all,

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  • Rick and Jamie Erickson and family

    16 March 2020 at 20:20 | #

    We moved in next to Cindy and Lane in 1998 when we moved to Texas. They both made a stresorimw so much easier. We lived next door for 19 years and have countless wonderful memories of Lane. We will be praying for all of you.

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  • Michael and Rajeena McCugh

    16 March 2020 at 16:37 | #

    Stacie, We are so sorry to hear about your dad, if y'all need anything please let us know..... sending many prayers to you and your family.

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