- August 18, 1930 - January 17, 2013
- Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Just doesnt seem right your gone!!! we love and miss you PopsLove Carl and Lisa
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa - Daughter in Law
“58 years? Gosh has it been that long since the Drake family moved in next door on Bradbury Av. and we became neighbors and friends? I remember when...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tom McFarland - Indy, IN
“We love you grandpa!!! We will miss you but you will never be forgotten. So many great memories to hold on to. May you be in peace and forever in our...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Elisabeth - Lynn, MA
“Good memories at Dee lake and Indiana. Flipping your dentures around in your mouth was very funny when i was little...one of my favorite memories was...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: charlie drake - chelmsford, MA
“Dad, I know you are in a far better place but I will miss you so much. No more struggling to get the right words out, since your stroke. No more...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Ross - Indianapolis, DE
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers...May God watch over you all and help heal your sadden hearts. If you need...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Melody - Indianapolis, IN
“Carl & Family,
My Heart goes out to you & your family in this very difficult time.
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7 of 10 | Posted by: Ashley Bartlett - Elwood, IN
“Dad, where do I start? i have so many wonderful childhood memories growing up with you. play wrestling in the living room, baseball, horseshoes,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: john michael - lowell, MA
“WE LOVE AND MISS YOU POPSLOVE CARL AND ELEICA
9 of 10 | Posted by: Eleica Drake - Daughter in Law
“Dear Drake Family,
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan - IN
Ray G. Drake
of Indianapolis, died January 17, 2013 at the age of 82.
Ray was born August 18, 1930, the child of Russ Roberts and Viola Carlyle. Ray was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing softball in his youth and bowling and golf in his later years. He also loved to play euchre. He worked as a painter for many years. After retirement he enjoyed his time living in Florida.
Ray is survived by his children John Michael (Susan) Drake, Sharon Ross, Charlie (Atina) Drake, Judy Campbell, Claudine (Bill) Summers, and Carl (Eleica) Drake; sister Judy (Bob) Sommers; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; children Easter Sue Drake and Bobby Drake; and siblings John Drake, Pat Eggers, Joan Campbell, and Dick Drake.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 21 from 4 PM to 7 PM with a Service beginning at 7 PM at Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park East, 10722 E Washington St, Indianapolis. Entombment will take place 10 AM Tuesday, January 22 at Washington Park East Cemetery.
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