He served in Northern Africa and Italy in 1942 and 1943. He was involved in horrific battles during his time in Italy that scarred him for the rest of his life.Even though Zane always carried this burden, he still managed to live a good life. Zane married Emma Dean Huston in 1951, and they lived and raised two children, Bill and Ann, in Montevallo. He owned and operated Zane's Men's Shop in downtown Montevallo from 1960 until he retired in 1986. He died on May 23, 2013 of natural causes.