Larry Edward Drake, age 78, departed this world on August 23, 2021, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was blessed all the days of his life by the grace of God. He leaves his loving wife and treasured companion of 57 years, 3 children, and 12 grandchildren.
Larry was born July 20th, 1943 to the late Earl Lloyd and Lida Ethel Quillen Drake in Louisville, Tennessee. Larry spent many years in the banking and mortgage industry and retired from GMAC after a distinguished 33-year career. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and watching the Tennessee Vols play and he loved spending time with his family.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Hickman Drake; children: Tim (Michelle) Drake, Laura (Robyn) Bailey, and Brad (Kristie) Drake; grandchildren: Matthew Drake, Stephen Drake, Jonathan Drake, Regan Bailey, Reese Bailey, Reed Bailey, Robert Bailey, Ryder Bailey, Richard Bailey, Summar Vinson, Shala Vinson, and Sasha Hutt; siblings: Bob Drake, Faye (John) Blackburn, Christine (Bud) Cox, and Sandra (Tom) Garlington and many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Larry is preceded by his sister-in-law, Janet Drake, and his nephew, Ash Blackburn.
Larry will be laid to rest at 11:00 am on Friday, September 10th, 2021 in Asbury Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pastor Terry Barnwell of Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Guatemala Mission Program at Arrowhead Church of God of Prophecy at 3113 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920.
Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family by visiting www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.