John C. Lakey - Grand Rapids, Mich.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

John C. Lakey, 80, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. Born near Sedgwick, he was a 1943 graduate of Dixie High School, served in the Army Air Corps and retired in 1983 as a manager of the Continental Airlines station in Phoenix. He was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Lake City.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lakey of the home; two sons, Brian Lakey of the home and David Lakey of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Gussie Dillon of Tampa, Fla.; and Dovie Gipson and Rachel Pack, both of Lake City; and a granddaughter, Megan Lakey of Grand Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Dixie Cook Lakey.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Lake City with Scott Miller officiating. Burial was in Old Military Cemetery under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie.

Active pallbearers were Bill Anderson, Bud Manis, Benny Martin, Harvey Thompson, Roy Pack and Kenneth Winford.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.