Lake Surface
Lake Surface
  • September 3, 1929 - October 20, 2015
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Lake Thomas Surface, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill.

Born on September 3, 1929 at Wine Oak Dott, WV, he was the son of the late Ray Edward and Jessie L. Sturgill Surface.

Lake attended Life Bridge Assembly of God. He was a retired coal miner and had worked at the Spaghetti House. More than anything Lake loved working on his farm and spending time with his friends.

For someone with limited eye sight, Lake was more mechanically and technically inclined than most. He was very full of energy.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen Johnson Surface; and brothers and sister. He was the last of his immediate family.

He leaves behind many wonderful memories for his nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and several special friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Shirlie Watson and Ira Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM, Friday, October 23, 2015 at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Dr. Ryan Newell, Dr. Kazi, and Eddie and Janet Gilkerson.

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The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.