Billy Gene Drake Sr.February 16, 1956 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 61)
Billy Gene Drake Sr., age 61, of Hartford, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. He was born February 16, 1956 in Owensburg, Kentucky to parents James V. and Alice Drake. In Billy’s early years the family moved to Florida where he worked at Discount Auto Parts in Lakeland, Florida from 1994-2002, then moved to Hartford, Alabama. After a couple of different jobs, he worked at Reliable in Geneva, Alabama until 2015. Billy served his country in the Army National Guard from the year of 1978 to 1984 and often enjoyed guns, working on small engines, and woodworking and gardening.
Billy is preceded in death by his father, James V. Drake; grandfather, Jesse Bennett; and three sisters, Diana Drake Delvalle, Barbara Drake, Doris Drake.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Margery Drake of Hartford, Al; six children, Billy G. Drake and wife Asuka, Sylvia Drake, Leslie Gann, Cindy Powers and husband David, Jasper Wheeler and wife Letisha, Tammy Breighner; grandmother, Lois Bennett; mother, Alice Bennett; three brothers, James Dennis Drake and wife Penny, Danny A. Drake and wife Danielle, John Dewayne Drake; two sisters, Brenda Bass and husband Gary, Janet Lee Drake; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services for Billy will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Magnolia Funeral Home, 507 West Main Street, Hartford, Alabama 36344. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339.