OBITUARY

Gary Wayne Lakes

October 15, 1945December 23, 2020
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Gary Wayne Lakes, 75, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Wayne was born to Clarence and Alice Gabbard Lakes on October 15, 1945 in Oneida, Kentucky. He attended Mckee High School prior to moving to Connersville in 1961. Wayne married Sherilyn Smith on July 1, 1967 at Central Christian Church in Connersville. He was employed with D&M, where he was a proud member of the UAW. More recently, Wayne was employed with CRF First Choice prior to his retirement. He loved hunting mushrooms, raccoon, rabbit and squirrel. Wayne also enjoyed bowling with his friends from D&M and cheering on his beloved UK wildcats.

In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, Wayne is survived by his sons: Jeffrey Lakes and his significant other Jessica of Connersville, Christopher Lakes of Shelbyville; brother: Dennie “Briar” Lakes and his wife Patti of Connersville; sisters: Eudell King and her husband Clyde of Mason, Ohio; Niece: Sondra Horning of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren: Claire Ann Lakes, Kelli Ray Lakes and Zachary Christopher Lakes; special friends: Ron Gillum, Jack Tressler, Joe and Cheryl Payton, Brandi and Kevin Miller, Donnie and Tammy Pitcher, Kelly and Sharon Pitcher, Wade and Tresa Coffman, Sarah Ritchie, Bridget Talina, Erykah Carter, Jack Dare.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Vurl Lakes; sisters: Virgie Johns, JoyceAnn Lakes

A Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2020 at Showalter Blackwell Long, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Friends may visit the funeral from 12 p.m. until time of service. The family would like to thank Lyndsey Murphy and the hospice team, for their dedication to Wayne’s care and comfort.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Monday, December 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, December 28, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Debbie Cooper

December 29, 2020

Sherry and family, we are so sad to learn of this. please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the good memories you have.
Mike and Debbie Cooper

Kathy King

December 28, 2020

Remembering the time when the Lakes family and the King family went on vacation to Gatlinburg. Lots of fun.

Tony Shepherd

December 28, 2020

Wayne Lakes-a good guy, good basketball coach and a good friend...always emphasizing the importance of players working hard for success in school studies...you helped prepare them to be better as adults.

ANNA DEBOARD

December 27, 2020

We will never forgot our recording that Wayne mad us do of Lay Down Sally, Sheri we had some wonderful times together, We love you all and so sorry for your loss.

Lloy, Don and Annette Lakes

December 27, 2020

Sherri, Jeff and Chris: Our deepest sympathies for the passing of our dear brother-in-law and uncle Wayne. Our hearts and prayers are with you as we remember times spent with family over the years.

Janice Jackson

December 26, 2020

To one of my dearest friends from the good old days. I share in your grief at this time. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Janice "Vail" Jackson
Class of 1965

Dallas Fox

December 26, 2020

For Sherri and the Lakes family the Fox family extends to you
our deep condolences. So sorry for your loss.

Dallas Fox

Mary Jane Brewer

December 25, 2020

Wayne was a dear friend and cousin. A lot of old memories. Will miss his calls.

Sondra Horning

December 24, 2020

I have nothing but loving memories of my Uncle Wayne. My dearest memory of my Uncle Wayne was how he saw me through the death of my father. He always tried to make me laugh. He placed value on my life. I know I will see my Uncle again. To his wife Sherrie, thank you for loving my Uncle Wayne. To both his wife his sons you are not alone, we love you. Sondra Horning

Janice Sergent Wilson

December 24, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you during this very difficult time.

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