Michael Drake

Michael Dennis Drake, age 68 of Maryville, IL, born August 17, 1946 in LaPort, IN passed away at 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Michael was a retired layout inspector for Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, MO.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Artie and Dorothy nee Rhoades Drake. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty nee Verba Drake, whom he married on March 17, 1979; a daughter, Camille King of Maryville, IL; two grandchildren:  Natasha White and Larry White, Jr.; a brother, Wyatt (Betty) Drake of Harrisburg, IL; a sister, Debby Pratt of Troy, IL; an aunt, Nancy Mink of Paris, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; and five canine companions:  Rascal, Buster, B.J., Big Boy and Chopper. 

Private inurnment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

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