Spencer Charles Lake, 22, of Fairview, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at his home. Spencer was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on Dec. 16, 1997, to Gregory D. and Angel (Alwine) Lake.

Spencer attended Barnesville First United Methodist Church and a 2016 graduate of Barnesville High School. Spencer worked as a welder for Local 798 and was a Lieutenant for the Fairview Fire Department. In high school, Spencer was a football player and on the track team where he pole vaulted. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his RZR and spending time with his family and friends. Spencer was loving a son, uncle and brother to his family and especially his "foster siblings."

Spencer is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Clifford Alwine.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth D. and Geneva Lake; maternal grandmother, Carolyn "CJ" (Kevin) Benson; siblings: Chandra (Jesse) Galford, Carissa Lake, Caden (Jennifer Farson) Lake and Tyler Lake; nieces and nephews: Chance and Layla Stevens and Madelynn and Carabella Carter; aunts: Chasity (Brian) Arigoni, Heather (Scott) Cameron and Cindy (John) Lynn; uncle, Shawn Lake; cousins: Corey, Bobby, Desi, Annalisa, Nelson, Charlie and Alex; Uncle Fred and Aunt Leota; best friends: Chase Whiteley and James Corbett; and his dog, Buddy.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, and Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, until the time of the service with Pastor John Partridge officiating at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Fairview.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Spencer's name to the Fairview Fire Department.