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Lake M. "Spiff" Lake

Friday, October 9th, 1931 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Lake Moran (Spiff) Lake

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lake Moran (Spiff) Lake, age 88. He died at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Somerset, Kentucky after struggling with hip surgery complications. Spiff was a lifelong resident of the Cartersville community in Garrard County near Berea, Kentucky, but most recently resided at Somerwoods Nursing Home after living with his son, Joe, for six years in Somerset, Kentucky. He married Edna Lucinda Belcher November 2, 1961. After 39 years of marriage, he lost his wife to cancer December 13, 2001. Edna was from Corn Creek Whitley County, Kentucky and was the daughter of George Washington and Nancy Wilson Belcher. Spiff grew up in and around Cartersville/Berea, Kentucky. He would often tell people that he lived within 100 feet of where he was born for 81 years and was heartsick to have to walk off and leave his home to live with his family in Somerset. Spiff was a 1951 graduate of Paint Lick High School. In 1962, Spiff became a faithful member of White Lick Baptist Church. He gave his life to the Lord at 30 years old and was baptized in Hot Shot Wilmot's Lake in Cartersville. As a member of White Lick Baptist Church, Spiff made many meaningful and lifelong friends. Other than his family, Spiff was most passionate about his horses and mules and found great joy raising and breaking Tennessee Walking horses and gated mules. In his lifetime, Spiff raised 211 horses and mules and was proud to say in all those years he only lost 13 foals. He also enjoyed being a member and riding with the Trail Pleasure Saddle Club for many years.
Spiff was the first of nine children born to the late Bill and Delsia (Lakes) Lake October 9, 1931 at home in Berea, Kentucky. His wife, Edna Belcher Lake; one brother, Jack Lake and a half brother, William (Booger Bill) Lake; three sisters, Vivian Guise, Lexa Kyle, and Sandra Alexander preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters Libby and her husband Don Pigg (Dayton, OH), and Yvonne and her husband Dean Huffman (Dayton, OH); two brothers Billy and his wife Tammy Lake (Lancaster, KY) and Edsel (Pooch) and his wife Eva Lake (Cartersville, KY); his only son, Joe and his wife Deborah Lake (Somerset, KY); three grandchildren, Seth Lake, Joshua Lake, and Hannah Lake Crawford and her husband Philip (Somerset, KY); one great-grandchild Benjamin Lake Crawford. His legacy includes being a story teller, the family historian, and a friend of many. Spiff will be fondly remembered by his many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many good friends.
Due to Covid-19, A Celebration of Life service will be held for family and friends at a later date.
A graveside service will be held for the immediate family on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 in the Berea Cemetery with Bro. David Bullock of Somerset officiating.
Lakes Funeral Home in Berea is in charge of all arrangements.
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Service Details

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    Friday, April 10th, 2020 |
    Friday, April 10th, 2020
    Berea Cemetery Mausoleum
    500 Oak Grove Court
    BEREA, KY 40403
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Pete, Cassandra & Jameson Kyle

Posted at 10:30am
With our deepest sympathies. Prayers and love for your family.
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Mike, Starla (Sis) & family

Posted at 08:53am
Praying for and thinking of you all! Spiff was a special person to me (us). We love you so very much!
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Patty Cheeks

Posted at 08:50pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Spiff. We all loved him here at the Smokehouse Grill. I always loved hearing his stories. He always had one to tell. He was always a pleasure to see come in. RIP.
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Vera Conn

Posted at 07:49pm
He was always nice to me he will be missed by so many prayers for Joe an his family

Jesse Goens

Posted at 07:13pm
Spiff was a dear friend for many years. After Edna’s passing he stopped in several times and enjoyed a meal with us . He always thanked me and told me the food was good but not as good as Edna’s. He gave Jesse a pigs tail for Christmas for several years. He will be missed! Jesse and Glynda Goens.

Frances Smith Posted at 10:39pm

Joe and Deborah .so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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