John C. "Charles" Lake

December 21, 1937 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 82)


John "Charles" Lake,  82, of McConnellsburg, PA,  passed away Monday, April 20th, at his residence.

     John was born in  Bedford, PA on December 21, 1937 , a son of the late Ethel R. (Strait) and Donald A.  Lake.  He was the husband of Shirley M. (Carbaugh) Lake, the love of his life and his soul mate of 42 years.

     John served in the United States Army.  He was a welder throughout his life, working for various fabrication companies throughout the area.  He also worked at PCN Nutrition for seventeen years, retiring in 2016.  John, alongside his wife, managed the Country Christians Gospel Group for twenty nine years.  The group sang in three states, local churches and various festivals.  John was a member of the Sideling Hill Christian Church.  John loved many things in his life including God, his wife, his family, his church, his constant companion and little dog "Grizzly" and gardening.

   In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children; Kirk R. (companion of Rhonda Feagley) Lake, of McConnellsburg, PA, Debra R. (wife of Jerry) Kline, of Greencastle, PA, Vickie Lynn Ortiz, of McConnellsburg, PA, Steve A. Lake, of St. Thomas, PA, Duncan "Eric" Lake, of Green Village, PA, Greg A. (husband of Karen) Swope, of St. Thomas, PA, brother David A. (husband of Holly) Lake, of Gettysburg, PA and sister Grace Fryer, of Pottstown, PA.  He is also survived by his grandchildren; Ryan Bradley, Ryland Bradley, Corey Lake, Nicole Middaugh, Shayna Lake, Destiny Swope, Amber Swope, and fourteen great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son Mark Allen Lake and granddaughter April Leigh Lake.

     Due to the COVID-19 restictions, funeral services will be private.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

     Interment will be at Siloam United Methodist Cemetery Harrisonville, PA.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Rd. Needmore, PA 17238.

     Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.

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