Ernest Lane Read was born in Glenrose, TX on September 14th, 1962, the third child of Edgar Lawrence Read (6/10/37-9/3/15) and Connie Evelyn (Hooks) Read, who currently resides in Plano, TX. He grew up in Arlington TX with his sister, Lynn and brother, Mike. He shared a love of nature and the outdoors with his father, which developed through frequent family camping trips.

While his sister Lynn and her husband, Chuck Lane, and brother Mike and his wife, Velvet, still reside in Plano, TX, near their mother Connie, Lane moved to Houston on July 4th of 1993.  He married Colette Douget on September 25 , 1993 in Jennings, Louisiana; where they chose Rosharon, TX as their place to settle and start their life together and raise their family.   Together with Colette, he raised their two children, Christa Leigh Read – now a Veterinary Technician at Alvin Animal Clinic, and Evan Lane Read – a Chemical Engineering sophomore at Texas A&M University, and was an active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Manvel, TX.

Colette and Lane shared a love of the outdoors and weekend family camping trips on a lake were a frequent activity.  Other trips included hiking “14ers” – mountain peaks with an elevation of at least 14,000’ – which he enjoyed with Colette and his brother Mike.

Lane’s non-camping weekends were filled with projects around the house – both indoors and outdoors.  He had a love for biking as well as social events with neighbors, friends, and family. Their home was constantly evolving with additions and new landscape features, as Lane enjoyed doing things with his hands. Their home was also a frequent meeting place for neighbors, friends and family, ranging from simple nights around his backyard fire pit to massive community crawfish boils featuring hours upon hours of peeling tails.  

Along with his love of nature, Lane enjoyed taking care of people as a Physician’s Assistant. He earned a Masters Degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and spent the past 17 years as a P.A. at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Lane passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Marit Peterson Research Program at MD Anderson ( These funds will directly go toward advancing the research of Melanoma conducted by Dr. Jeffery Lee, whom Lane has admired since starting with MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Lane never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed.  Among those who survive him are his loving wife, Colette; daughter, Christa Leigh Read, and son, Evan Lane Read; mother, Connie Read; sister, Lynn and husband, Chuck Lane, Plano, TX; brother, Michael Lawrence Read and wife, Velvet, Plano, TX; brother-in-law, Larry Douget of Jennings, LA, brother-in-law, Tim Douget, and wife, Debbie of Iowa, LA, brother-in-law, Tom Douget and wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, FL and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., February 29, 2020 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Community, 6205 CR 48, Manvel TX

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