Jim Preston Lake, 64, was released from his diseased body and reunited with loved ones on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born November 3, 1952 in Ogden, the son of Boyd and Pearl Lake. Married Marjean Sharp September 1, 1995 in the Ogden Temple.
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he often served as ward missionary or ward mission leader, including a mission on Temple Square. He took great joy in sharing the gospel with everyone with whom he came in contact. He loved missionary work, passed out Books of Mormon and influenced many by his example and strong testimony which he frequently bore. His motto was “nothing to it but to do it.”
He enjoyed car rides and “just getting lost.” He had a love for classic, vintage vehicles. He particularly loved and practiced the creative art of car body décor, especially unique pin striping work and unusual paint jobs. Among the vehicles he restored was a 55 Chevy Truck with flames; he was still in process with a meticulous restoration of a 79 Camaro Berlinetta.
He graduated from Layton High; earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Engineering from Weber State College; MBA from University of Phoenix. He worked as an engineer in various capacities for several companies before retiring from L3 Communications in 2015 due to health reasons.
We will miss his smile, kindness, compassion and strong testimony of his Savior. He is survived by his wife, Marjean; daughter, Kimberly (Shawn) Rasmussen, Layton; and son, Kimball (Lubbock, Texas Mission); a brother, Frank (Cheryl) Lake, Oceanside, CA; a sister, JoAnn Dodgen, West Point; and three grandchildren.
Special thanks to McKay-Dee Hematology/Oncology, including Dr. Vincent Hansen, staff and Cancer Support group; Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Kevin Jones and RN Nancy Bender and staff; Hearts for Hospice; and many, many selflessly giving family and Old Post Ward members over the past 8 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 11 a.m. at the Old Post Ward Chapel, 5191 Old Post Road, Ogden. Friends may visit with family Tuesday, December 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Old Post Ward Church and Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Internment at Ogden City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.