William E. (Bill) Lakeman, 94, of Haleyville, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. He had a 40-year career working for Delta Air Lines and Eastern Air Lines in Dallas, Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlotte and Miami. After retirement he moved back to Haleyville for his dream job…running the Dixie Theatre with his cousin Jack Lakeman. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Haleyville.
Private services will be held.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jewel Jackson Lakeman and his wife Rose Murphy Lakeman.
He is survived by his five sons, Dale Lakeman (his wife Cathie), John Lakeman, Tom Lakeman (his wife Becky), Mike Lakeman (his wife Marie) and Jeff Lakeman (his husband Robert); his three step-daughters: Robin McClung (her husband Keith), Karen Duke (her husband Lester) and Kathy Barber (her husband Chester); his 12 grandchildren, Jeremy Lakeman, Chris Lakeman, Amanda Lakeman, Evan Lakeman, Emily McSweeney, Jani Howell, Maggie Lakeman, Miranda Medlock, Alma Barber, Louis Barber, Jason Colburn and Season Crumpton.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Haleyville Health Care Center, 2201 11th Ave, Haleyville, AL 35565. Note that the donation is for the activities department.
You may leave online condolences at pinkardfh.com.
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