OBITUARY: Will Paul Drake

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Will Paul Drake

A celebration of life will be held by the family at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Drake residence.

Will “Paul” Drake, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 after battling Covid.

He was born on May 17, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, TN to the late Brown Drake and Edith Bobo Drake.

Paul spent most of his life working as a mechanic and farmer. He loved his dogs, fast cars, motorcycles, and all “speed performance” vehicles; he also enjoyed guns and shooting.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his son; Will Paul Drake Jr. (“Drake”), and sister; Sandra Kelly.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Drake of Dickson, TN; sons; John Drake of Arizona, Floyd Drake; “Old Man” to step-daughters; Nancy Tidwell of Dickson, TN, Tonya Newton (Jerome) of Waverly, TN, Penny Schoolcraft of Dickson, TN, Heather Dile (Albert) of Cumberland Furnace, TN, brothers; Homer (Teresa) Drake, A.J. Drake, Don (Lisa) Drake, all of Marshall County, sisters; Patricia Blackwell (Kenneth), Carolyn Gordon, Barbara Defoe, all of Marshall County, “Pops” to 20 grandchildren, 7 Great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and 4 legged children; Lady, Sissy, Little Bit, and Peaches.

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