Frank Warren Lake
Frank Warren Lake, 88, was born March 1, 1931, to Otto J. Lake and Lillian A. (Weddle) Lake, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Frank passed on November 26.
He attended Whittier Elementary in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Vallejo, California, Muskogee Central High School, class of 1949, and Bacone College, class of 1970. He worked at Muskogee General Hospital, retiring in 1985. He returned to Bacone College as a Professor of Nursing.
He attended Calvary Baptist in Muskogee, Shiloh Baptist Church, and was a member at Little Coweta Indian Baptist Church in Stidham, Oklahoma.
Frank married Sandra (Wofford) in 1950. They had three children, Mark, Teri & Kristi.
He worked at Corning Glass Works, Fred Jones Ford, and Spartan Airlines. He was an Appaloosa Horse, Watusi Cattle, and whitetail deer rancher. He owned Duchess Creek Hunting Preserve, Duchess Creek Taxidermy, L&S Eggs, and L&S Upholstery.
Frank married Alice (Crow) Purdom in 1980, spending over 39 years together. She had four children, Donna, Debra, Darryl and Darren.
Frank is preceded in death by his father, Otto J. Lake; mother, Lillian A. (Weddle) Lake Stanley Kastler; and son, Mark Alan Lake.
He is survived by wife, Alice F. Lake; daughters, Teri Garner and Kristi Gross; son-in-law, Gary Gross; daughter-in-law, Barbie (Pugh) Lake; stepchildren, Donna Wilson, Debra Adams, and Darryl Purdom; grandchildren, Dustin and Jamie Tidwell, Loren and Brandie Brashier, Lance Gross, Steven Gross, Shannon and Troy Tracy, Zac Lake, Casey Lake, Carrie and Brian Cooper, and B.J. and Annie Lake; great-grandchildren, Jadie Schmidt, Weston Tidwell, Kadie Tidwell, Raelynn Lake, Rachel Church, Talon Tracy, Nathan Henry, Billy Cooper, and Emily Cooper; great-great-grandchildren, Gracelynn Moran, Kolton Moran, Kennedy Moran and Everleigh Dill.
Family will receive friends 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A celebration of Frank's life will be 2:00pm Monday, December 2, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral with Rev. Dustin Tidwell and Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Blake Wilson, Weston Tidwell, B.J. Lake, Loren Brashier, Lance Gross, Steven Gross, and Darryl Purdom serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lloyd McCarty, Joe Strickland, David Taylor, Zac Lake, and Casey Lake.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at
Published on November 29, 2019


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Buddy and Regina Strohink
Dec 03, 2019
He was a very special person. We think a lot about him. Talk about his raising of deer.
Harley Collins
Dec 02, 2019
Frank was a great person and a very kind man whom I will always remember with a smile. I send my sincere best wishes for Alice and his family.
Dec 02, 2019
My condolences. Frank was loved by many and was a wonderful person. I have never met anyone that was more intelligent or more dedicated to what he loved to do.
Danny and Carrie Williams
Dec 01, 2019
We want to express our condolences to the family. Bro Lake was such a sweet soul, he will be missed.
Sandy Brinkley
Dec 01, 2019
Loving memories of Frank when I use to visit Teri in the 60s , and that was quite often! Frank was one of the kindest loving man I know. He was also a big cut up , and we did A Lot! Which always made me feel right at home.
Juliene Stone
Dec 01, 2019
My deepest sympathy
Nov 30, 2019