In Memory

Mark Drake

Mark Drake


Mr. Mark Drake, Jr.  Mark passed away on July 7, 2016 in Springfield, Ohio. Mark was a native of Detroit, Michigan.  He received his childhood education in Battle Creek and Detroit Michigan Public School Systems. Following high school, Mark graduated from Kellogg College with an Associate's Degree and from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. He married Annabell Snodgrass on March 12, 1983 in Springfield, Ohio. He worked as a Civil Engineer for Wright Patterson Air Force Base where he retired after many years of dedicated service. He also was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and served in the United States Air Force. Mark was involved in coaching basketball and mentoring both men and women and kids of all ages. He enjoyed praising the Lord, spreading his knowledge and wisdom for his love of the Lord, basketball, life and roller skating.  Survivors included his sons, Charles Drake and Mark Drake III; sisters, Delores Drake Davis and Lillie Braggs; grandson, Mark Drake IV; god children, Nathaniel and Shannel McFarland and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Annabell Drake and a brother, Isaac Drake.

"Anytime is party time and party time is anytime!" -- Mark Drake

Information from Robert C. Henry Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. Online Obituary July 14, 2016

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07/15/16 10:53 PM #1    

Joe Blythe

RIH good friend. I have fond memories of our one on one basketball games.

07/16/16 05:00 PM #2    

Lynda Burgess (Davis)

You will be missed Mark. I will always remember the fun shared in class our senior year.

07/17/16 01:24 PM #3    

Robert Davidson

Mark was a great basketball player and a great friend. He and Cliff Gordon and I all shared duties on the basketball team. What great teammates. It appears Mark continued his interest in basketball and used that to do good work in his community. I was looking for him at the last reunion and sorry when I didn't see him. He will be missed. BobDavidson

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