Steven John Lakey Jr., 40, of Warrenton, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Longview, Wash.

He was born March 15, 1970, in Olympia, Wash., to Steven John Lakey and Carol Lucy Sayward Mullins. His mother and stepfather, Vern Mullins, survive, residing in Warrenton. His father also survives, residing in Sacramento, Calif. 

He graduated from high school and attended some college.

Mr. Lakey was a cook.

Family members said he enjoyed fishing and mechanics. He was a jokester who loved to make people laugh.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Cheri Lakey of Peoria, Ariz., and Ryleigh Tull of Warrenton; a son, Evan Thomas Lakey of Warrenton; a sister, Lisa Ann Lakey of Warrenton; two stepsisters, Shannon and Cindy Mullins of Washington; a stepbrother, Dean Mullins of Washington; two grandparents, Donald and Marie Sayward of Olympia; a brother, Thomas Lee Newhall; an aunt, Sandra Whitaker; a nephew, Beau Cloud; an uncle, Dennis Lakey; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.

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