Michael Donley LAKE, 52, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Liza’s Place.
He was born September 27, 1962 in Moundsville, WV, son of the late Calder Ellsworth “Bud” and Ruth Irene Murphy Lake.
Michael was employed with the Wheeling Fire Department as a fire-engineer and EMT with 24 years of service, was a volunteer fireman with the McMechen and Benwood Fire Departments, was President and Founder in 1998 and an officer for the Wheeling Little Patriots Football for 5 years, coached baseball in McMechen for 17 years and many years in Warwood, was given the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award in 2001, was honorably discharged from the Army in 1985 and a member of the Church of God, McMechen.
A loving husband, dad, pap-pap, uncle and friend to everyone. The family would like to send a special thank-you to the caring individuals at Liza’s Place for their thoughtfullness and support at a very trying time.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Bonnie Conaway Lake, 3 children; Michael Patrick Lake of Wheeling, Sean Donley Lake and his wife Hannah of McMechen, Dilan Leigh Lake of Wheeling; a sister, Darla Jo Frazier of Benwood, 2 grandchildren; Kaci Jo Lake and Josie Paige Lake; a very close niece, Jennifer Lou Billington and her husband Joe, great niece, Addison Mae Billington, and several other nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 1:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen WV.
Services will be held at the Church of God, McMechen on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00am with Pastor Mitch Johnston officiating.
Fireman’s service will be conducted on Friday at the funeral home at 7:30pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at altmeyer.com