Craig Norman Drake, 74

October 06, 2009

JULY 9, 1935-OCT. 4, 2009

Craig Norman Drake, 74, of 19420 Jeswood Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born July 9, 1935, in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Norman and Ethel Edson Drake.

Craig was a graduate of Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I.

Craig was employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 25 years, retiring in 2001.

He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Craig is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jean Drake; three daughters, Roxanne Greenleaf and husband William of Chesnee, S.C., Tammy Wood of Smithsburg, Md., and Laura Edwards and husband Michael of Frederick, Md.; a son, Scott Drake of Smithsburg; a sister, Beverly Roberts of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Owings, twins Justin and Joshua Jones, Lindsey Dixon, Heather Wood, Brandon Wood, Christian Edwards and Aaron Edwards; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Owings, Lance Jones and Hailey Jones.


Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave. The Rev. C. Michael Henning will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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