Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside services will be in Lexington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4052.
Born Aug. 5, 1924, in Richmond, he was the son of the late John William and Mary Mae Carter Lake. On Sept. 3, 1967, in Lexington, he married Lillie Belle Alspaw, who preceded him in death Aug. 28, 2000. He worked at Lake City Munitions Plant as a storekeeper, retiring after 25 years. He then began his own lawn care service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life member of the Lexington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4052.
Survivors include two stepchildren, George R. "Bob" Arth and wife Carol of Lexington and Joyce Eastabrooks of Lexington; one brother, Edward Lake and wife Dorothy of Richmond; one sister, Katherine Hamilton of Kansas City; nine grandchildren, Stacy Hunt of Marshall, Jason Carver of Marshall, Lenny D. Carver of Marshall, Steven A. Carver of Marshall, Michelle Arth of Orlando, Fla., George R. Arth Jr. of Oak Grove, Breanne Hagedorn of Overland Park, Kan., Dawn Jenkins of Lexington and Jared Delana of Independence; one nephew, Larry Hamilton; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Maxine Carver and Marilyn K. Lake; and one sister, Virginia M. Spease.
Additional information per family recompense.