Cecil L Drake

Born: Sun., May 5, 1940
Died: Mon., Jul. 8, 2019


11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Cecil L. Drake, 79, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Clinton, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 8, 2019.  He was born in Clinton on May 5, 1940, to Ralph and Martha Walker Drake .

He was a former employee of Pfizer Company.  He was a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean era.  He was a member of the American Legion Krietenstein Post # 104 and the VFW Auxiliary #972.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Humboldt #42 in Terre Haute and the Zorah Shrine.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Henry Drake; a sister, Carolyn Wilson; a granddaughter, Erica Jones Skelton; and Della Drake.

He is survived by a son, Douglas Drake, Sr of Fairbanks, Alaska; three daughters, Paula Drake of Louden, TN,  Darcie Drake of Terre Haute, and Rhonda and Michael Jones of Libertyville, IN; two brothers, Ralph Drake of Tacoma, WA and Tim Drake of Clinton; a sister, Sandra Areson of Tell City; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 12 from 11 am to 3 pm at Frist Funeral Home.  Masonic service will be at 3 pm.  Military rites will follow.  The funeral service will follow with Reverend Troy Teague officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, C/O Frist Funeral Home, PO Box 345, Clinton, IN 47842.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Jerry Barbour
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
I would like to express my condolences to the Cecil Drake family. I worked with Cecil at Pfizer until he retired. I knew both him and Della while working there. I am also a Mason and a Veteran I knew Cecil while a Mason and I was also a member of the VFW972. Cecil will be missed by many. His daughter graduated with my daughter at South High School.
He was a good man and may he rest in peace with God. May God bless you all and know that Cecil is at rest .
I wanted to be there tomorrow but I will be out of town and unable to be there.

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