Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 19, 2014

William Owen Drake

BUCKLEY — William Owen Drake, 82, of Buckley, passed away at Munson Medical Center on Jan. 17, 2014. He was born in Lima, Ohio, to Lynn and Valrea (Imes) Drake on May 31, 1931.

William served five years in the U.S. Army during World War II and also served in Korea. He cherished the friendships and memories he made while serving in the Army. William was a gentle man who was devoted to his family. He was also very generous; he would always ask if he could do anything to help, and never expected anything in return.

William is survived by his sons, William (Rita) Drake Jr., and Randy Drake; grandchildren, Shawn and Amanda; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Tressel and Karen Mullencamp; and brother, Dale Binkley.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Gertrude and Chauncey Krugh; parents; wife, Hope Drake; and four children.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral service starting at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Please share your fond memories and condolences at Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

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