Kenneth C. Lake PDF Print E-mail

Kenneth Charles Lake, 67, of Newberry, died December 1, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on August 27, 1949, in Newberry, he was a the son of the late Charles J. and Evelyn Kunkle Lake. He retired from International Paper in Silverstreet. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where he was a former church councilman. Kenneth was known for his cooking. He enjoyed cooking for his family, his friends and for events in the community.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Lindler Lake; sons, Edwin Lake (Regina) of Atlanta, and Ben Lake of Newberry; sisters, Beverly Bowers of Prosperity and Laura Reames (David) of Kingsport, TN; his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Willie Mae Lindler of Pomaria; 3 grandchildren, Carrie Madelyn, Charles Mattison, and Cooper Manning Lake.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Prosperity Rescue Squad, PO Box 145, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pall bearers will be Carroll Lester, Johnny Meeks, James J. Morris, Daniel Werts, Gregg Bowers, Chip Lake, Jason Black, Kevin Brehmer and Dean Kunkle.

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#52 Kathy Krell Guyon 2016-12-08 16:13
Janice and family, so sorry to hear about Kenneth. Many fond memories growing up in Stoney Hill with him and the Lake family. My prayers are with you. Kathy
#51 Robert Sain & Family 2016-12-04 22:04
Janice, Edwin and Ben, our family sends prayers and love to each of you. We can not imagine your grief. . We have so many fond memories of Kenneth. He was always supportive, kind and caring. Kenneth was a giant of a man, not only in stature, but even more in his desire to love God and his fellow human beings. We were so saddened to hear the news. God bless each of you!
#50 Edith & Carlton Hite 2016-12-04 18:22
How sad to return home from a trip to the news of Kenneth's death. St.Luke's will never be quite the same without Kenneth and the candy in his pocket for the children. Janice and family, peace be with you.
#49 Alice J. Moore 2016-12-04 12:32
Janice, my thoughts & prayers are with you and family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Kenneth comfort you and the boys, today and always!
#48 Dallas Willingham 2016-12-03 16:21
Janice I was so saddened to hear Kenneth's passing. A great guy gone way before his time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. May God bless all of you and bring you comfort.
#47 Sylvia and Joe Moore 2016-12-03 13:39
Janice&family, We are so sorry for your loss.Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.May God comfort you!! Sylvia and Joe
#46 Lonnette Turner 2016-12-03 13:11
I remember him well from when the kids were in school. Such a friendly person . All of you have my deepest sympathy.
#45 Ed & Joan Kyzer 2016-12-03 12:01
Janice, we've always felt a special bond with the Lakes. From my years working with Miss Evelyn if I had a question about etiquette I could always go to her and she would have the perfect answer. Later, Ed enjoyed working with Beverly at Springfield Place. Kenneth was always so special to us. He helped us with our projects at church and in our community; we never doubted that we could call him and count on him. Our community will have a void that cannot be filled without him. He will be missed by all of us who knew him and loved him. Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and understanding.
#44 Billy & Edith Morris 2016-12-03 10:31
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Kenneth. A good guy gone too soon. May your sweet memories carry you through the grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#43 Tom Dowtin 2016-12-03 09:38
Ken was a great person and I truly enjoyed the years we had together working for Union Camp Corp.Very sorry for you loss.
#42 Donna Shealy 2016-12-03 09:04
Our prayers are with your family during your loss.
Tim and Donna Shealy
#41 Bruce Neel 2016-12-03 08:39
I am very saddened to hear this. Mr. Lake was such a kind, wonderful person. He was always very kind to me and I have many fond memories of him at all the Newberry Academy basketball games. He will be missed by so many. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
#40 Lynn Taylor Riber 2016-12-02 23:33
Mr. Kenneth was one of the friendliest and nicest people you ever hope to know. Many blessings to Janice and family. Lynn Taylor Riber
#39 Eddie Malcom 2016-12-02 22:45
Janice and family! Sorry to see and hear of Kenneth passing. He was always well like. I well always remember the convesion we had at the school and cooking turkey stew. He is with the lord now. Again so sorry and "May God Bless you and keep you and make his face shine up on you." Eddie Malcom
#38 Harriett Rucker 2016-12-02 19:47
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May God's love, mercy, grace, and peace be with us now and in the days to come as we mourn the loss of a very special friend. Harriett and John Rucker
#37 Judy B. Moore 2016-12-02 18:49
Growing up in Stoney Hill was filled with many wonderful memories. Some of those memories I cherish were spent with all the Lake family.
Learning to to ride their bike was lots of fun, but also many skinned knees that Mrs. Evelyn so lovingly took care of. She also fixed such wonderful treats and meals for all those who spent many hours in their home that was so filled with love. I pray that you will feel GOD'S love and peace.

Much love, Judy

od' with love. May all of you continue to trust in our loving Savior to bless you and give the comfot and peace that only comes from Him loving Savior to
#36 Marilyn Rich 2016-12-02 18:38
Laura and the Lake family. Our prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
#35 Bruce & Debra Graham 2016-12-02 17:27
Janice & family , our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time
#34 Jerry &Shirley Myers 2016-12-02 17:11
Sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this difficult time.

With love,
Jerry and Shirley Myers
#33 Bill franklin 2016-12-02 17:00
Janice my sincere condolences. Bill
#32 Leah Lewis 2016-12-02 16:43
Janice and family, I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth's death. Know that he was so special to our family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Leah Lewis
#31 Jocelyn & James Mack 2016-12-02 16:14
Dear Janice and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thought and prayers. God Bless.
#30 Annette M. kyzer 2016-12-02 16:13
Sending sympathy with caring thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace my friend... May God Bless the family.
#29 Karen Lindler Smith 2016-12-02 16:04
May God Be With You And Your Family During This Difficult Time! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#28 Sandra Boozer 2016-12-02 15:31
Mr. Kenneth was loved by all and will be truly missed.
#27 Henry Franklin 2016-12-02 14:23
Janice, Beverly, Laura, and families,
So sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. I know he will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days and weeks ahead. May God be with you.
Henry Franklin
#26 Susan S-Suber 2016-12-02 13:45
Janice, Edwin, Regina, and Ben:
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Ken.
During my teaching years at the Academy, he was always one of my biggest supporters. His presence was larger than life...always making sure we had what we needed in the classrooms, attending the kids' events, and cooking for the all night barbecues. What a wonderful example he set for those fortunate enough to know him. Bless you all in the days ahead.
With much love and sympathy, Susan Satterfield-Suber
#25 Janice Smith 2016-12-02 13:17
Prayers & heartfelt condolences to the family . So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Kenny will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy. Love , Janice Smith & Family
#24 Butch & Tricia Price 2016-12-02 13:05
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.
#23 Marina&BobbyWilliams 2016-12-02 12:06
Ms Janice
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
#22 The Clarys 2016-12-02 11:36
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Kenneth was a great man and will be missed by so many people. Love, Mack and Susan
#21 Joe/Julie Lake 2016-12-02 11:27
Janice and family, we are so sad to hear of your loss. Kenneth was such a kind and caring man, he will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming weeks.
Julie & Joe
#20 Barbara Bedford 2016-12-02 10:49
So sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers are sent to all of his family and especially to his sweet sisters, Laura and Beverly.
#19 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2016-12-02 10:33
Laura, Beverly, Janice, and families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God bless you all and give you comfort, encouragement, and guidance now and in the days ahead.
Cecil and Leigh Ringer
#18 Mary Helen Stuhr 2016-12-02 08:35
Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Kenneth. He and my brother Phil were in school together at Stoney Hill School back in the day....I ran into him several times at auctions as he was having a good ole time. That is the great memories I will keep with me. May your great memories comfort you all at this time. God Bless you all.
Mary Helen (Hiller) Stuhr
#17 Donna & Eugene Jacob 2016-12-02 08:01
Janice and family. Our hearts ache for you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you today and all the days to come. Our love and prayers, Donna and Eugene
#16 Betty ann craft 2016-12-02 07:57
Janice and family. My heart is sad for you, ben, edwin and family. Kenneth loved his family. Loved his community. Love and hugs to you.
#15 Wayne & Pam Shealy 2016-12-02 07:47
Janice, we are shocked to hear of Kenneth passing. Having worked with you and known both of you all my life, I am deeply saddened. If we can help you in any way, we wish to do that! God bless ! Wayne
#14 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2016-12-02 07:34
Janice, Edwin, Ben, Gina & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Chuck was one of us. He was always so good to Mama. Chuck touched the lives of so many. May comfort and healing be with you all.
#13 Lynn Wessinger 2016-12-02 07:03
Janice and family,
I am shocked to see this. I am SO sorry for your loss. I have known Kenneth for as long as I can remember, and I enjoyed following him on Facebook and hearing about your family and all the places you visited. Please know that our hearts go out to you all during this time of loss and our prayers will be with you in the days to come. You have our deepest sympathy.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#12 JoAnn Sligh 2016-12-01 23:21
Janice & Boys so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
JoAnn & Richard
#11 Donna & Danny Dowd 2016-12-01 22:40
Janice & Family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#10 Theresa Longshore 2016-12-01 22:15
Ms Janice and family, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. He will be greatly missed.
#9 BarbaraDawkinsBoland 2016-12-01 21:52
Gene and I are so sorry for your loss! Our sincere condolences go out to the entire family!
#8 Tom & Donna Perry 2016-12-01 20:57
You are in our thoughts and we pray that God will hold you all in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace.
#7 Rachael and Brett Mo 2016-12-01 20:52
So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#6 Donnie Black 2016-12-01 20:48
To Janice Edwin Ben and their whole family I've lost a dear friend We kept calling each other brother in law. He was such a good man husband father and grandfather he loved his family so much. He kept check on me whether IS was coming to see me or giving me a phone call. We've all lost a good man. I loved him and his whole family God bless and comfort you all
#5 Lesle Rankin 2016-12-01 20:46
I am sorry for your loss Mrs. Janice . Mr. Kenneth will be greatly missed you and my family will be my thought and prayers.
#4 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-12-01 20:44
Mere words can never offer the comfort you need at this time. Please know that Mr. Kenny was my friend and I adored him. He touched so many people in a positive way and was so very nice to many. Although he has left our Earthly bonds, he left a positive mark on our community. Please know we are here for your should you need us. Our love to you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#3 Bobby/Debra Willingh 2016-12-01 20:29
My family offers our deepest sympathy to a wonderful family of true friends. Kenneth was always there for so many and will missed. His kind carring mannerisms are wonderful memories that will never fade away! Peace be with you my FRIEND!
#2 Lydia Merchant 2016-12-01 19:50
Janice & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers! Lydia & David Merchant, Phillip & Ingrid Trotter
#1 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2016-12-01 19:04
Our sincere condolences for all of the family during this time of great loss. May God console you and give you peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.