Bill was born October 18, 1938 to Lawanda Scott Lake and William R. Lake in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bill was a graduate of Purdue University and had a wonderful 33 year career with the Bureau of Public Roads / Federal Highway Administration where he made he made many friends with all the moves throughout the US. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sandi Lake and three children and their families: Jean Lake Wright & Randy Wright, Chris & Shaun; Tom Lake & Pam Lake, Jessica, Julia & Noah; Matty Lake & Kari Lake, Fletcher & LuLu; sisters Annie Lake Wheeler & Lynne B. Robinson; Brother Paul Lake and Brother-in-Law Dick Stout along with many nieces & nephews. At Bill's request he will be cremated and there will be a private family memorial in Sacramento, CA at a later date. Bill would like to be remembered with a toast at cocktail hour. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in his name.