2013-03-23 / Obituaries

Willard (Bill) Edgar Drake

Willard (Bill) Edgar Drake, 89, of Baltimore, entered into Heaven March 9, 2013, in Salt Springs, FL. He was born April 6, 1923, to Ezra and Gaye (Carrier) Drake in Cheshire, OH.

Bill graduated from Monroe High School, Monroe, MI and entered the Navy during WWII. He retired from Buckeye Stamping as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the Mason Alturas Lodge # 0537; Thornport AMVETS Post 51; and VFW Post 3424.

Bill loved woodworking, playing cards, reading, hunting, fishing, traveling and most of all his family!

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane (Jones) Drake; his children, Jacqueline (Irv) Denune, Janice Drake-Maksymowski and Donna (Jerry) Kincaid; stepchildren, Coleen (Sam) Hite, Brad (Tammy) Jones, David Jones and Carolyn (Troy)Hinkle; sisterin law, Denise (John) Chrysler; grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Denune, Melissa Balstad, Danny Giffin II, Kelli (Justin) Tunmore; Ethan and Kayla Kincaid; stepgrandchildren, Ryan, Jordan, Holly, Hite, Kyle (Jennifer) Russell, Kaitlin, Evan, Ethan Jones, Kayla Jones, Courtney Sagraves, David, Daniel Jones, Melanie, and Cole Hinkle; great-grandchildren, Alyssa (KC) Lahoe, Dylan, Karissa Balstad, Brooke Denune, Mary, Ella Giffin and Lola Tunmore; step-grandchildren, Owen, Landen Russell, Kaeden and Shane Sagraves; and great-great grandchildren, Waikeli and Briar Lahoe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen (Ham) Drake; and brothers, Eugene, Charles, Paul, Berwin Drake.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to South Shores Ministries, Thornville, OH.

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