Gary Don Drake, born June 24th, 1951, born to Arvil and Jo Drake in Ft. Worth, Texas, passed from this life into the presence of Jesus on September 27th, 2014.
He is preceded into death by his father and mother and survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail Patricia Drake; his eldest daughter Tisha Hirsch along with her son Drake and stepson Brayden; his son Cory; his daughter Holli and husband Jeff Kitchen and their daughter Addy and son William (Willy Boy). Also surviving is his sister Carolyn Pitts and her 3 children Jason Pitts; Jill Blanchard; Julie Goldston; and her 5 grandchildren.
Gary served many roles in his church and recently served as Elder for 3 years at Bridgeway. His love for Bridgeway and the people was ongoing. He was just beginning his ministry in missions.
Gary is greatly remembered as the Rock of the family with his kind and patient heart. If anyone needed anything, he was always there. He was quiet in nature but very outgoing. At all the family gatherings his prayers touched everyone and a role model for all of us. He was always everyone’s best friend. He will truly be missed.
In honor of his life and ministry work, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts and financial contributions be made to Bridgeway Church Missions and Caney Cemetery Association, PO Box 337, Brashear, TX 75420-0337.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Bridgeway Church.
Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bridgeway Church. Interment will be following the services at 4:00 p.m. at Caney Cemetery.