A time to be born: William Leroy Lake, Sr. "Goose Lake" was born on June 17, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late James E. Lake and Cecelia C. Lake.\n \n A time to live: William graduated from North Dorchester High School in 1971. Prior to attending North Dorchester, he was a student at the former Maces Lane High School during segregation. Upon graduation, William matriculated to Bowie State University for two years to study business. Further studies of interest were completed at Sussex Technical Community College in Georgetown, Delaware for refrigeration, small motors, carpentry, and landscaping.\n \n A time to love: William was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Janice Jones of Princeton, North Carolina, on April 9, 1983. This union was blessed with two children: a son, William L. Lake, Jr., of Hyattsville, Maryland, and a daughter, Jennifer M. Lake of Cambridge, Maryland to join his eldest son,Antwan Lake of Atlanta, Georgia.\n \n A time to work: William was employed for more than 28 years as a Spinning Machine Operator for DuPont of Seaford, DE. He also enjoyed other ventures including Dominos Pizza, DNR, Henry Funeral Home, and Lake Junior Products, a business venture he founded with his son. He was also a certified mixologist.\n \n A time to serve: William began his Christian walk as a member of his family church, The National Church of God, Incorporated a�" Hurlock, Maryland. Later he attended Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Pride of Cambridge Masonic Lodge and at one time was a member of the Thunder Guards Motorcycle Club.\n \n A time to play: William had a voracious love for motorcycles and could identify the name of the motorcycle by just hearing the motor. He even built his first motorcycle and often spent hours detailing his vehicles. Drag racing and auto shows were also favorite pastimes as well as resorts with fast roller coasters. Music was also something he enjoyed.\n \n A time to die: On September 4, 2008, Heaven dispatched an Angel to reclaim William while he was a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.\n \n A time to mourn: In addition to his loving and devoted wife and children, William leaves to cherish his memories four sisters: Geraldine Lake (James), Denton, Maryland; Wanda Hayes (Jerry), Cambridge; Tracy Molock (Derrick), Hurlock, Maryland; Cynthia Holland, (Elwood, Maryland), one brother, Billy Quailes (Newport News, Virginia); sisters-in-law include Barbara Rawlings(Robert), Princeton, NC; Merrion Johnson (Caston), Durham, NC; Gwendolyn Joyner(Wilbert) Greenbelt, MD; Alberta Simmons (Harrisburg, PA); and three brothers-in-law, Billy Spruill(Ida), Shreveport, LA, Kenneth Jones (Houston, TX) and Charles Jones (Goldsboro, NC); two aunts, Mary Cephas and Katherine Cephas, both of Hurlock, MD and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. William was also blessed to have numerous devoted extended family members and friends.\n \n William was known for his sense of humor, compassion, and love for his family. When asked how he was doing, he would respond, "I'm praying, keeping the faith, and taking it one day at a time." William's scripture of healing as prophesied to him was Psalms 118.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 12 noon at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church 425 High St Cambridge, MD with a viewing two hours prior to the services only. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park Easton, MD.