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.