Edward Earl Drake, 76, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 7, 2016 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
“Eddie” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born July 10, 1939 to the Earl and Emma Drake in Athens, Ohio. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he went to work in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard until his retirement. Eddie loved being with his family, boating, watching NASCAR and being outdoors. Eddie will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left cherish his memory is his loving wife of 25 years, Patricia Drake five sons: Cody Drake, John Drake, David Power and wife Donna, Paul Power and wife Lorraine, Richard Power; two daughters: Cynthia Meadows and Marina Drake; two sisters, June Webb and Mona Covey and husband Delmer; 10 grandchildren: Amber Power, Somer Meadows, Jennifer Power, Brandon Vaughan, Michael Meadows, Robert Power and wife Jennifer, Danielle Power, Kristen Brown and Lauren Brown; two great-grandchildren, Camron Guthrie and Kaleb Power; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Drake.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk with full military honor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Courtland Fire Department. Please share your condolences with the family at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com