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John Andrew Drake
5/24/1921 - 9/28/2007

John Andrew Drake 86, of Fay Ave. Marietta, OH,  died Friday September 28, 2007, at Arbors of Marietta. He was born in Wood County, WV, on May 24, 1921, to the late George W. and Louise Meerwin Drake.

John was a retired truck driver for Broughtons Food Company with 40 years service and was a member of the million mile club. He graduated from Parkersburg High School classs of 1939.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruth McVey Drake, they were married May 31, 1944. Three daughters Helen Reynolds, Barbara Neville (Bobby) and Carol J. Dalrymple (fiance Rick Felter) all of Marietta, OH.

There are eight grandchildren Tina Kotlarek (Richard) of Medina, OH, Nora Neely (Rodney) of Marietta, OH, Robyn Turner (Corey), Marietta, OH, Brian Neville (Michelle) Loudonville, OH, Brandon Neville (Roxie) of Waterford, OH, Shawn Dalrymple, Kiel Dalrymple, Katie Dalrymple all of Marietta, OH.

There are seven great grandchildren Brady and Hanna Kotlarek and Tristron and Cole Neely, Kelli and Owen Neville and Maggie Turner.

One sister-in-law Anne Drake of Douglasville, GA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Frances Keever, Donna Gibbens, and Laura Moore, and one brother Thomas Drake. One daughter Tara Sue Drake and on great grand daughter Mary Jane Neville.

Funeral services will be held Monday October 1, 2007, at  1:00 P.M. Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel with Pastor Richard Thomas officiating and entombment to follow in East Lawn Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Sunday September 30, 2007 at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel. 

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