Oather Lee Lake
April 28, 1951 ~ November 29, 2020 (age 69)
On Sunday November 29, 2020 at McNairy County Health Care Center in Selmer, TN., the Lord called Mr. Oather Lee Lake to rest after a lengthy illness. He was the first of seven children born on April 28, 1951 to the union of the late Mr. Otha and Bernice Pirtle-Lake in Bolivar, TN.
His graveside service was held on Friday December 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Oak Hill MB Church Cemetery with Pastor Patrick H. Tisdale, Jr. in charge and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com in charge of the professional service.
Mr. Oather Lake attended and graduated from Bolivar Industrial High School. Upon graduating, Mr. Oather moved to St. Louis Missouri. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1970 where he served three years. Mr. Oather later relocated back to Tennessee and attended Whiteville Vocational Technical School.
Mr. Oather was honor for the National guard of Tennessee in 1974. He worked as a General Building Trade and Carpentry the year of 1981. He also worked at a shoe factory, build furniture, and worked for Dover Eleva-tor for many years. Mr. Oather was loved and known by many.
Mr. Oather confessed his Faith in Christ at an early age and joined Oak Hill MB Church where he remained a faithful member until his health failed. Mr. Oather was united in Holy Matrimony on August 7, 1971 to Mrs. Mable E. Ward Lake and to this union 5 children was born. Along with his parents, Mr. Oather was preceded in death by two brothers; Kelvin and Percy Lake.
Mr. Oather leaves to cherish his memories and legacy: His loving wife of forty-nine years; Mrs. Mable E. Ward Lake: six children; Robin L. (Jay) Coleman of Nashville, TN, Mabel E. Lake and Donald (Carol) Lake both of Hampton, VA, Rhonda (Elmer) Barnes, Mavis Turner, and Kizy M. (Dwight) Marcell all of Selmer, TN: three sisters; Vernet Duncan, Jennette (Josh) Simon, and Annette (Danny) Young all of Bolivar, TN: one brother; Michael (Brenda) Lake of Bolivar, TN: thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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