William “Bill” Lake

Published 5:54 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mr. William “Bill” Donald Lake, age 62, a resident of Chocowinity, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday, June 30, 2017 in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Ken Hall. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Wesley Hall.

Mr. Lake was born in Marion County Indiana on May 1, 1955 to the late Lelyn Deane Lake and Catherine Karvatt Lake. He attended NC State University where he played on the 1974 National Championship Team. He transferred to Miami University of Ohio where he played basketball and graduated with a degree in accounting. On January 6, 1979, he married Kathy Jo Hohlmayer who survives. He was employed with Coopers & Lybrand Accounting Firm, Fieldcrest Mills, Mid America Dairymen and Valley Milk Products where he served as owner and CFO.

He moved to Chocowinity in 2004 and in 2005 started teaching business classes and coaching the girls’ basketball team for Northside High School. In 2006 he transferred to Southside High School where he taught business and coached the Lady Seahawks until retiring in 2015. He coached the Lady Seahawks to the 2012 State Championship game where they finished State Runners Up. After his retirement, he continued to support Seahawk Athletics and substitute teach at Southside. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he participated in the United Methodist Men and operated video for the 8:30 and CenterPoint service. He was also a member of the Men’s Golf Association at Cypress Landing.

Survivors include his wife Kathy J. Lake of the home; his daughter, Courtney Ann Lake of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one son, Deane Lewis Lake and wife Marilee of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one granddaughter, Clara Rosalee Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coach Lake Scholarship Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Second Street, Washington, NC 27889.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Lake family.