Gary Drake


Graveside services for Gary Drake were held Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. from Blackjack Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Duvall officiating.  McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Drake, 68, of Philadelphia died Monday, January 4, 2021 at his residence.

He was a native and longtime resident of Neshoba County and retired from Taylor Machine Works in Louisville, MS, as a mechanic.  He served with the Hope Volunteer Fire Department.  Mr. Drake was a member of Blackjack Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patsy Drake; daughters, Tonya Drake (Bobby May) and Becky Hall (Bobby); grandchildren, James May, Kody Drake, Kady Hull, Maggie Hall and Olivia Hall; sisters, Sheila Land (Mike), Darlene Bryan (Aaron), Debbie Drake and Connie Land (Brad); brothers, Larry Drake and Troy Drake (Virginia); numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Mr. Drake was preceded in death by his parents, H.B. and Jackie Drake.

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