Gary Wayne Drake, Sr., 44, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Osage Beach, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 16, 1963. in Nevada, to Charles S. Drake and Mary Virginia Henning Drake.
Gary was born and raised in Nevada and spent most all of his life here. He made his living as a carpenter.
Survivors include three children, Gary W. Drake. Jr.,, Nevada, Taylor Paige Drake, Kansas City, Mo., Dakota Drake, Kansas City, Mo.; his father Charles Drake, Nevada; two grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Ellifrits, Nevada; two sister, Vickie Houchin, Nevada, and Julie Drake, Nevada.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 24, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. The family receives friends 9:30-l0:45 a.m., Monday, at Ferry Funeral Home, and friends may call until then.
Memorials may be given to a family fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.