Elbert “JR” Thomas Lake II

March 31, 2023

Elbert “JR” Thomas Lake II, 60, of Frankfort, died March 31, 2023 at his home.  He was born March 23, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas to Elbert Lake Sr. and Lillian F. (Edwards) Lake.  He married Becky J. Black on October 1, 1983 and she survives.

JR attended Clinton Prairie Schools and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  A truck driver, he worked for Bailey Trucking for 18 years, until his health declined.  JR enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, loved bowling, playing cards, watching football, especially Indianapolis Colts, Purdue basketball and derby’s with his son and friends.   His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery

Survived by:

Wife: Becky Lake of Frankfort, Son: Elbert “JJ” (Kayla) Lake III of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Lillian “Faye” (Michael) Goonen of Frankfort, Nicole “Nikki” (Shawn Davidson) Isenberg of Frankfort, 3 Sisters: Elizabeth (Mike) Ward of Texas, Bonnie (Kenneth) Robinson of Lebanon, Diane Marks of Florida, Son-in-Law: Timothy Isenberg of Lafayette, 19 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his parents, a brother, James Lake and a sister, Ada Cochran


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Elbert “JR” Thomas Lake II”

  1. Diana April 4, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    To Baby Brother you was always were there for me and you can be with mom and dad, Ada, James your nephew, Steven I miss you already angels did God what them it breaks my heart.

  2. Rebecca Swanson April 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Uncle Jr you are loved by so many and will be missed by all. This isn’t goodbye it is see you later.

  3. Tina Morelock April 4, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    My deepest condolences for Becky and the family.

  4. Bailey Trucking, Inc. April 5, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    JR was a wonderful employee to Bailey Trucking for many years and a joy to work with. We miss his pleasant smile and conversation he shared, while he was able to be a part of our team. Our condolences to all his family.

  5. Krystallynn Rose Hall April 6, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    I want to start by saying this man right here was one hell of a man. He did anything for his family. He also accepted me and my kids as his own. This man is definitely going to be missed so much. I am praying for the family and friends he has made in all the years he was alive. He was one of the best derby drivers out there. I’m so glad I became part of this family so I could watch him derby and watch him grow with his family. Grandpa you sure are gonna be missed by so many. Faye, Nikki, JJ and grandma, plus all their kids and the kids’ kids I love you all and are here for all of you.

    Love Kryssy Hall (Montgomery)

  6. Amy April 6, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    Jr was a great man. He will be missed by so many. I love you momma Becky. Prayers to all of you.

  7. Melissa Ward April 7, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Uncle JR you will always be in our hearts. I truly miss you. Fly high until we meet again.

  8. Dave and Lois Thomas April 7, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    To the family of Shirley Hodgen: We are very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a pleasant person to know and talk with. With our deepest sympathy, Dave and Lois Thomas.

  9. Cathy Hurless April 10, 2023 at 10:06 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  10. Carole Reed Talbert April 19, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss, but Heavens our true forever home anyways! God Bless & keep you all!

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