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Obituary for Harry "Papa Harry" Lake

Harry Edward Lake, 68, of Bushnell, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Shands in Gainesville, FL. He was born July 22, 1951 in Leesburg, FL to Frank Edward Lake and Gertrude (Henning) Lake. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Webster and he enjoyed fishing, automobiles, collecting antiques with his beloved wife and coaching baseball for Sumter County. He was known as "Papa Harry".

He is survived by his sons: Derek Lake, Phillip Jessmer (Joan), Jeremy Lake (Jodi), and Bradley Lake (Sandi), all of Bushnell, FL; grandchildren: Jarrod, Zachary, Logan, Jordan, Devyn, Kylie, Landree, Mariah, Taylor, Alyssa, Tyson, Chandler and Noah; great-grandchildren: Evelyn and Emori and two great-grandchildren on the way; and sister: JoAnne Chase (Harvey) of Leesburg, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Lake.

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Webster. A service will be held on June 30th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Webster with Pastor Don Grant officiating. He will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of Harry Edward Lake

Better known as Papa Harry to everyone. Harry’s heart knew no stranger. Everyone was family to Harry. He used his good fortune to always help others and his generosity knew no bounds. He made sure no kids ever went without, whether he was at the field buying everyone’s kids treats at the concession stand, or throwing out big Harry sized fistfuls of candy at Halloween; there wasn’t a soul who didn’t know him and his heart. To know him was to love him. The world is a better place because of him. We will all carry a piece of him and can only hope to honor his memory by carrying on his legacy of generosity and unconditional full hearted love.
With all our love,
Derek, Phil (Joan), Jeremy (Jodi), Bradley (Sandi),
all his grandkids, and great-grandkids.