Littleton pediatrician known for tie-dye, tenderness is retiring
“He was always available,” said Linda Culver, a registered nurse who worked with Lakey for 23 years. She described him as a pediatrician devoted to his patients and their parents.
Known in the Littleton area as a fan of colorful clothing in general and tie-dyed apparel in particular, Lakey grew up in Michigan, the oldest of three siblings.
He became a licensed practical nurse in Michigan and decided to become a doctor. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.
After a three-year residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he began a pediatrics practice at Kid’s Creek Children’s Clinic in Traverse City, Mich. From there, Lakey and his wife, Holly, and their three young daughters moved to Littleton in 1989 where he began his career at Littleton Regional Hospital. Dr. Tim Williams joined the practice eight years later.
“Dr. Lakey will be missed by so many children and parents. He had a soothing nature and always enjoyed his patients. There has never been a time when my kids did not want to go see Dr. Lakey. They loved his tie-dyed shirts, crazy ties and gentle nature. We wish him well on a wonderful retirement,” Superchi said.