He was born on August 19, 1928, in Benton, a son of the late J.W. and Lela Allen Triplett.
He has made Cleveland his home for the past 70 plus years.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Westwood Baptist Church.
He was retired from Hardwick Stove Company with more than 40 years of service.
He loved his church and ministered there in many ways such as witnessing, evangelism, music leader and serving as a deacon for many years. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and woodworking. He used his woodworking talents to make furniture for his two granddaughters he adored. However, he left his mark on his family and community in the greatest way by being a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.
In addition to his parents, Lake is preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Anna Trentham Triplett; one son-in-law, Garland Murray; one granddaughter, Breann Murray Tolley; four sisters: Edna Cole, Essie Aubery, Dot Giles and Stella Ledford; and two brothers; Hershel Triplett and Harrie Triplett.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory two daughters: Sherry Murray and Joan Smith and husband Manuel: one brother, Hugh Triplett; grandchildren: Hannah Spresser and husband, Jeremy, and Butch Tolley; three great-grandchildren: Malachi Bradley Spresser, Genevieve Anna Alene Tolley and Garland Lake Tolley; and many beloved nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The funeral will be held today, June 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Westwood Baptist Church, 4001 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 with the Rev. Jimmy Caywood officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time.
Interment will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the J. W. Triplett Cemetery with the nephews serving as pallbearers.
The family request that in lieu of the flowers donations be made to Westwood Baptist Church in memory of Lake.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Lake and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland was honored to assist the Triplett family with these arrangements.