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James T. Drake

GREENVILLE, NC – James Thomas Drake, age 91 of Greenville NC, a native of Como NC, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Service League of Greenville In Patient Hospice House.

His wife of 62 1/2 years was Rose Conwell Drake; and his children are Rose Drake Goforth of Greenville, NC, Tim Drake of Como, NC, and Sheree Drake Brubaker of Grimesland, NC. His brother is Claude Drake Jr. of Chapel Hill, NC. Drake’s grandchildren are Jay Howell, Cherie Drake Jordan, Derek Drake, Devin Drake, Zeb Brubaker, and Lori Brubaker. His great grandchildren are Taylor Howell, Summer Howell, Carson Howell, Caleb Newsome, Dylan Jordan, McKinley Jordan, Jayden Drake, Camden Drake, Alex Drake, and Max Drake, and great great grandson Tristain Newsome.

He also had many friends among the staff and support staff at Red Oak Assisted Living where he was a ten-year resident.

Drake was a farmer and outdoorsman; he loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church and former member of NC Farm Bureau. Drake loved his family and farm where he was born, grew up, and was operator and producer most of his adulthood. In later life, he worked as a carpenter.

His memorial service will be held at Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, NC on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make memorial donations to Buckhorn Baptist Church Educational Fund, 1242 US-258 N, Como, NC 27818.