John Lyndell Drake

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John Lyndell Drake

March 14, 1951 - December 31, 2018

John Lyndell Drake John Lyndell Drake, 67, of Fairbanks went home to be with the Lord on Monday Dec. 31, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind. He was retired from Pfizer. He was born March 14, 1951 in Sullivan to Lyndell Drake and Mary (Brachvogel) Drake.
John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Annie (Emery) Drake; sons, Chris Drake (Erin) of Brownsburg, Jason Drake (Amanda) of Terre Haute, and Jared Drake (Cally) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Colbie and Brecken Drake; sisters, Mary Jane Curry (Don) of Olive Branch, Miss., and Karen Scott (Larry) of Terre Haute and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Shannon Scott. John was a 1969 graduate of North Central High School, a U.S. Army veteran from 1971-1973, serving in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the American Legion and Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church. John loved the Lord. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, bird hunting, being outdoors and he loved spending time with his family.
Visitation will be Saturday Jan. 12, from 1 until 3 p.m. in Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church with a celebration of John's life starting at 3 p.m. in the church with Pastor Larry Gilaspy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests for those who desire memorial contributions may be made to either Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church; or the Clothes Closet (for homeless vets), 1000 S. 14th St., Terre Haute, Ind. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 4, 2019
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Saturday January 12, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church

6743 West County Road 800 North, Fairbanks, IN

Celebration of life

Saturday January 12, 2019

3:00 PM

Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church

6743 West County Road 800 North, Fairbanks, IN

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6 posts

Joe and Rhonda Thompson
Jan 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for the comfort of your family.
Brenda Vencel Mains
Jan 10, 2019
Mary Jane & family, Karen & family
So sorry to hear of your loss
Andrea
Jan 09, 2019
Chris,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Love,
Andrea Stott
Janine Mullinix
Jan 08, 2019
Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will lift you and your husband’s family in prayer. May you find peace and comfort through His love.
John & Jeri Esposito (Holmes)
Jan 05, 2019
We are so very sorry to here about John. He sounds like such a wonderful man. I had not seen him for many years, and feel so sad for Annie and the family. We don’t know why God wants him now, but there must be a reason. Some day we’ll all be together again. Our very deepest sympathy.
Linda Russell
Jan 04, 2019
I will never bake another pumpkin pie that I will not think of John Drake. John will be missed more than I can begin to express.. Very dear friend of our family! Love and prayers to Annie and family...♥️