Charles L. Dake

Born  November 28, 1934
Hired  June 27, 1983
Retired  June 1, 1994
Passed away  July 18, 2015

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Charlie departed this earthly life on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 80 years old, a lifelong resident of Central and a member of Zoar Baptist Church.

Charles was a graduate of Central High School in 1952 and during this time he loved his music playing his coronet in the band. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and cross-country trips in his RV.

He was a Baton Rouge Firefighter from 1953 to 1958. He retired in 1994 as Electrical Line Supervisor from Gulf States/Entergy after 36 years of service. There was nothing more important in his life than his family, which was shown in his words and deeds.

Charlie is survived by Joyce Dake, his devoted wife of 59 years; daughter, Lee Ann Thompson and husband Larry; son, Keith Dake and wife Kate; daughter, Pam Dake and fiance Mike Adams; three sisters-in-law, Glenda Carpenter and husband Buggs, Opal Dake Prescott, Pat Dake Dencausse and brother-in-law Bobby Durbin; grandchildren, Amber Schilling, Shane Thompson, Micah Thompson, Alicia Crochet and Kimberly Rankin; and seven great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Leona Dake; son, Charles Lamon Dake, Jr. 'Baby Chuck' and three brothers, Edward Dake, Claude Dake and wife Gertie and Clyde Dake.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, officiated by family friend, Ray Harrison.

Pallbearers will be Larry Thompson, Shane Thompson, Micah Thompson, Earl Dake, Buggs Carpenter and Mike Adams.

Honorary pallbearers are Mike Schilling, Joshua Dake, Jeremy Dake, Jocko Carpenter and Mike carpenter.

Interment will take place at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

We would like to thank New Generation's Hospice and our Zoar Baptist Church family for the care and kindness they gave during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonarvfibrosis.org or by mail to: 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201 (888-733-6741).

Family and friends may sign the online guest book or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Click Here For the obituary at the Resthaven Funeral Home site.