Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Obituaries

November 14, 2011

Louis C. Drake Jr.

— JOSHUA — Louis C. Drake Jr, 83, of Joshua passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.

Memorial services: 2 p.m, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Following the service all are invited to a reception at the El Azteca Café, 10925 FM 1902, Crowley.

Louis was born April 26, 1928, in Bath, Ind., to the late Louis C. Sr. and Della Stanley Drake. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Louis was a Kroger store manager for 25 years and entrepreneur/owner of three Drake’s Food Marts in the Franklin, Ind., vicinity. Louis retired to Oxford, Ohio, for 10 years before to moving to Joshua in 2000 where he resided with his daughter, Janice.

Louis loved his family and friends and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, water skiing and social time at the senior citizens Bingo.

Survivors include son, Steve Drake and wife, Cindy, of Georgetown, Ky.; daughters, Janice (Nolte) Muraru and husband, Rolf, of Joshua and Sara and Della Drake of Franklin, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; special friend, Ms. Emma Allen of Burleson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mountain Valley

Funeral Home

3407 S.W. Wilshire Blvd.

Joshua, TX 76058

817-426-3200

 

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