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Francis Donald Drake

Francis Donald Drake left this earthly life at the age of 83. We know that his belief in our Lord and Savior will place him in the presence of God for eternity. Francis was born February 21, 1932, in Owosso, Michigan to Harold and Florence (Brown) Drake. He married Martha "Jane" Seeger on June 20, 1953, and would have celebrated 64 years together this year.
Francis worked in the motor manufacturing business as sales and production control Manager and was a respected employee and stayed with the company as it changed names from Control, Redmond in Owosso, Michigan; Redmond, Singer and Franklin Electric in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and finally Franklin Electric in Bluffton, Indiana. He retired from Franklin Electric in 1991 after 42 years of cumulative, dedicated, service. Francis and Jane loved to travel and spent 17 years doing so, traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He was a devote Catholic and was a Member of Mary Queen of Heaven Parrish in Malakoff, Texas, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by his family and friends, but never forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Jane of Malakoff, Texas; daughter, Rebecca Marie Drake of Marmora, Ontario, Canada; daughter and son in law Denise Ann and Gary Bentley of Malakoff, Texas and son and daughter in law Patrick Francis and Lori Drake, of Jacksonville Arkansas. Grandchildren, Ian Ollerenshaw (wife Brittany), Leslie Ollerenshaw (husband Luke) of Ontario Canada, Stephanie Ault (husband Terry), Jamie May, Jason Allen and Katlyn Drake all from Arkansas; Chad Bentley (wife Jessica) Malakoff, Texas and Drake Bentley, Canton, Texas, and 13 great grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Wiegle of Clinton Township, Michigan, and brother, Dennis Drake of Cudahy, Wisconsin. Along with numerous neices and a nephew and their families who he enjoyed visiting while he was still able to travel. He is preceded in death by his father and mother and sister, Sharon Hayes. The family wants to offer a special thanks to the staff of Cedar Lake Nursing Home and Cedar Lake Hospice for the attention and care to his needs in his final days, Visitation will be at Malakoff Funeral Home and the funeral mass will be held at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with Father Anthony Mclaughlin officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in the name of Francis Drake to the Mary Queen of Heaven Building Fund

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home
403 E. Royall Blvd.
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

Rosary

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home
403 E. Royall Blvd.
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

Mass

10:00 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Mary Queen of Heaven
2269 CR 1703
Malakoff, Texas, United States
75148

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Guestbook

Jane and Family, Denise & Family, and Chad and Family: Please know that you are all in my prayers for peace and healing during this difficult time in your lives. I also am praying for the eternal rest for the soul of your loved one in Heaven with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Sincerely, Norma Lewis

Norma Lewis Apr 12 2017 12:00 AM

Becky, Leslie and Ian We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love at this difficult time. Jennifer, Karen and Terri

Jennifer Cassidy (Dreja) Apr 11 2017 12:00 AM

Remembering Francis brings smiles to our hearts. What a great guy. Memories are wonderful when they are happy ones. Prayers to Jane and family with love.

Richard and Josie conrad Apr 11 2017 12:00 AM

We love you and will miss you so much but we do know that you will suffer no more and for that reason are so thankful that Jesus has taken you home to be with Him!

Lori Drake Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

Love you bunches and bunches. See you on the other side.

Denise Drake Bentley Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Francis Drake

Denise Drake Bentley Apr 10 2017 12:00 AM

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