NOEL LAKE DORSEY
Noel Lake Dorsey passed away peacefully on
Saturday June 24 at Fayette Continuous Care Center In
Fayetteville, WV after a long illness.
Lake was born on July 21, l931 in Nettie WV to Oliver
and Laura Neff Dorsey. He was a member of Mt Zion
United Methodist Church at Nettie for 54 years where he
sang in the choir, was a member of church council and
worked on building projects to maintain and beautify the
church. He especially enjoyed singing gospel songs with
his beautiful tenor voice.
He was a carpenter, bricklayer and stone mason by
trade with his company Lake Dorsey Construction and he
built many beautiful area homes by drawing his plans
with a pencil on a piece of 2x4 lumber. He was a coal
miner for 9 years with Westmoreland Coal Company. He
was an avid West Virginia University fan and was a former
season ticket holder for many years until his health
failed. He loved to hunt, garden, farm and enjoyed being
a good neighbor on Dorsey Road in Nettie. He was a
certified lay speaker of the United Methodist Church and
pastored 3 churches in the Greenbrier District, Crichton,
Bellburn and Leslie for 4 years and preached at
Independent Baptist Church, Route 19 Summersville for 2
years. He was well known for his world famous peanut
He was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy Hurd,
Myrtle McMillion, Luebell Hamilton, Ottie Margaret and
brothers Arnold and Roy Dorsey and special WVU family
friend Charles “Lemon” Dorsey.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eula Crews Dorsey,
daughter Jennifer Breuer and husband Paul of Nettie,
grandson Jonathan Bayless and his wife Stephanie of
Cornelius, NC, great grandson Benjamin Albert Bayless,
Sisters in law, Della Dorsey, Beattie Dorsey, Virginia
Crews Bell, many nieces and nephews, special family
friends Rick and Cheryl Amick and his WVU ball game
friends Jodie Dorsey and Carla Neil (Joe), and his
extended friends and family of Mt Zion United Methodist
Service will be held Wednesday June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
at Mt Zion United Methodist Church at Nettie, WV with
Pastor Paul Mateer and Rev. Harold Duskey officiating.
Friends and family are invited to visit with the family
between noon and 2:00 prior to the service. Interment will
be at Fairview Cemetery at Nettie with family receiving
family and friends immediately following at the church
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church building fund care of Gail
Losch, 2526 O’Delltown Road, Nettie, WV 26681.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.