Mr. Donald Wayne Lake, Sr., 85 of Walterboro entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 21, 2023 at his residence.
Donald was born July 18, 1937, in Orangeburg, South Carolina to Mr. Frank William Lake, Sr. and Sudie Ethel Talent Lake. Donald loved the Lord, one another and would encourage you to do the same. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Walterboro where he served as a deacon, training union teacher, Sunday school teacher and choir member. Donald also loved serving with Labor of Love, Nails in Hands, World Changers, Mission Serve of Walterboro and the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Surviving are: his wife, Altha O’Quinn Lake; children, Brenda Joyce Lake (Jesse) Geddings of Manning, Donald “Wayne” (Tammy) Lake, Jr. of Walterboro; step-children, Debbie (Gerald) Lemacks of Walterboro, June (John) Gooding of New Mexico, Charlene (Wendell) Lemacks of Walterboro, Wanda O’Quinn (Scott Cummings) of Walterboro, Kirk Douglas (Sarah) Rising of Tennessee and Sherry Rising Black (William Mules) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Samantha Kay Geddings (Brandon) Bethea of Wedgefield and Tyler Wayne (Lois) Lake of Adams Run; step-grandchildren, Jeremy (Cathy) Lemacks, Katrina (Jesse) Drew, Andrea (Jordan) Johnson, Zach Gooding, Bryan (Emily) Lemacks, Gator (Victoria) Lemacks, Chance Palmer, Danielle Caldwell, Clay Crosby, Bryce (Lance) Shuman, Carmin Black, Christian Black, Amanda Rising and Carlos (Anouk) Rising; great granddaughter, Jessica Joyce Geddings DeLeon; step great grandchildren, Cody Drew, Wyatt Lemacks, Arden Johnson, Henry Johnson, Annabelle Lemacks, Ben Lemacks, Madden Lemacks, Cutter Lemacks, Cloie Eppes, Axel Eppes, Stone Eppes, Bree Caldwell, Titus Douglas, and Naomi Shuman; niece, Debbie Lake; special loved ones including Pat DeLoach, Kay Burkett, David Beals, several cousins, other family members and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by wives, Emma “Joyce” Fralick Lake and Susan “Irene” Rising Lake; parents, Frank William Lake, Sr. and Sudie Ethel Talent Lake; siblings, Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth, Mary “Elaine” Catterton, Frank William Lake, Jr., Joyce Ann Fralin, Terry Talent “Ted” Lake and Betty Jean Beach; nephew, William Steven Fralin; niece, Donna Beach Williams ; and other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walterboro Mission Serve Project.
Funeral services will be conduced a 11 o’clock, Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023, at The First Baptist Church of Walterboro, 124 South Memorial Avenue, Walterboro. The Reverend James W. Williams, Jr. and The Reverend David Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Hendersonville Highway, Walterboro. The family will greet friends in the sanctuary that morning beginning at 10 o’clock.
ARRANGEMENTS BY: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro. Visit the guestbook online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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