Douglas S. Lake

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Douglas St. George Lake passed away May 7, 2018 at M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston, Texas at the age of 72. He fought the hard fight with leukemia for five years. He was born on December 30, 1945 to the late Elizabeth Coulter Robson and Carlton Munro Lake in Newton, MA. Douglas was preceded in death by his brother Mark Robson and sister in law Cindy Robson. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Maureen Lake; son Matthew Lake; daughter Colleen Lake and her wife Kacey; brothers Munro Lake and his wife Lynn, Dana Robson and his wife Donna, and Dean Robson; grandchildren Aspen Lake, Violet Lake and Harper Lake; sisters in law Kathleen Petty Creel and Karla Major; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Doug graduated from Florida Atlantic University, in Delray Beach, Fla., and was part of the Class of 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He served in the United States Army from 1967-1971, as part of military intelligence in the 902nd group in Washington D.C. and served on the security detail to protect U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Doug was a Hall of Fame Salesman of industrial chemicals for NCH Corporation, having recently celebrated 36 years of employment with NCH Corp.

Doug loved traveling the world and seeing new things, and enjoyed fine dining and "old" whiskey. He and his wife traveled North America in a motor coach with the Foretravel Motorcade Club. They went to all points coast to coast, from Key West, Fla. to Alaska; Oaxaca, Mexico to Newfoundland, Canada; and all states in between.

Another of Doug's biggest passions was classic cars, particularly muscle cars of vintage 1960's and 1970's. He was an owner of a black 1957 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtop for over 30 years, and it was truly one of his prized possessions. He enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, especially Hall of Famers from 1950's - 1970's baseball and his beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Doug was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was loved by many people. Thanks to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital for their expertise on many occasions. Special recognition to his favorite doctors, Dr. D. Coltman, Dr. D. Richards, Dr. R. McKinney and several others. M.D. Anderson doctors who provided expertise and care are Dr. Z. Estrov and Dr. Delgado.

A family gathering to celebrate Douglas St. George Lake's life will be held on May 16, 2018 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home from 4 - 6pm. Location address is 4525 Bissonnet St, Houston, Texas 77401. On June 8, 2018, Doug's ashes will be interned at Houston National Cemetery with a military salute.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 12, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home
4525 Bissonnet St | Bellaire, TX 77401 | (713) 667-6505
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