PADUCAH – Bob Drake, 80, of Paducah, formerly of Maysville, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Baptist Health Paducah.
Bob was born in Winsted, Connecticut, on April 14, 1941, to the late George Webb and Ruth Alma Stevens Drake.
He was a member of Heartland Church. Bob worked for over 40 years as an operations manager at Crounse Corporation, then later worked at local Lowes Hardware. He was a Freemason and Potentate of Oleika Shriners 2009. Bob had many hobbies including amateur radios, motorcycles, cars and was a licensed airplane and tug pilot. Bob even built his own hand paddlewheel boat. He also loved sports, especially his beloved Kentucky Wildcats.
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandy Drake; two daughters, Dawn Drake of Paducah and Kristen Fulton (John) of Boise, Idaho; four sons, Larry Drake, Steve Drake (Jeni) and Bryan Drake (Heather), all of Paducah and Brandon Drake (April) of Danville; daughter-in-law, Staci Drake of Paducah; sister, Pat Fabry Shanks of California; brother, Bob Fabry of California; 12 grandchildren, Corey Drake, Austin Drake, Bailey Drake, Hadley Drake, Bryce Drake, Tristin Drake, Ethan Drake, Cadin Drake, Jackson Drake, Braydon Fulton, Teshome Fulton and Addilyn Grace Fulton; one great-grandchild, Bentlee Drake.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joy Florence, and his parents.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah with Dr. Nathan Joyce as celebrant.
Visitations will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. of service on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah.
Interment will be at noon on Monday, November 1, 2021, at Charleston Creek Cemetery in Maysville.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, Shriners Hospital for Children, 110 Conn Terrace Lexington, Ky. 40508. Or you can go online at www.shrinerschildrens.org
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