LCdr Larry J. Lake, USN,Ret
July 21, 1934 to March 17, 2013
Bay St Louis
Larry Jay Lake, aged 78, of 905 Old Spanish Trail, Bay Saint Louis, MS, passed away on Sunday, March 17 at Canon Inpatient Hospice, after battling cancer. He was surrounded by family.
He was born in Hemlock, Michigan on July 21, 1934 to his parents, Hector Jay Lake and Thelma Langford Lake. He was married to Elizabeth Lorraine Hobart on March 9, 1957 in Mystic, Connecticut.
LCdr Lake, began his naval career when he enlisted in December, 1951, in Saginaw Michigan. On February 28, 1975, he retired from the Navy after an exemplary twenty three years of service to his country.
After his retirement from the Navy, LCdr Lake worked for 20 years for the Hartford Steam Boiler, headquartered in Hartford, Ct. Upon retirement, he enjoyed the camaraderie of other military retirees at the local VFW
. He also was an avid animal lover and took immense pleasure in making sure that any strays were fed on a regular basis, including the local raccoon family. One of his greatest joys was babysitting his granddaughter, Hannah.
LCdr Lake is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly E. Lake and Kevin S. Fitzpatrick of Waveland, MS; granddaughter, Hannah E. Fitzpatrick,Waveland,MS; sisters, Jean Garske, Betty Kaiser, Kay Miller, Shelly Williams, Janice Larsen, Dawn Umphrey, Candice Lake; brothers, Frank Lake, Ronald Lake, Roger Lake, Gordon Lake, Bruce Lake, Keith Lake, Greg Lake, all of Michigan. Ten nieces and twenty nephews, numerous great-neices and nephews, many friends, one dog and several cats.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hector Jay Lake and Thelma Langford Lake. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Hobart Lake, who passed away on June 9, 1995; an infant son, Jonathon Jay Lake, who died on December 21, 1957 and a brother, Lynn Lake.
A Military Burial Service will be held at the Biloxi National Cemetery on Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:30PM, 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi. Please call 228-467-9031 for further information.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Hancock County Humane Shelter, 7175 Texas Flat Rd, Kiln, MS, 39556