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Oscar "Jim" Hayward Drake 1924 - 2012

Oscar "Jim" Hayward Drake

Monday, November 04, 2013
Daddy, it has been almost a year now since you left us. Some said it would get easier but it is only getting harder, I miss you more than words can say. I still cant believe you are gone. I want to pick up the phone and call you but I cant. Life will never ever be the same, you were the glue that held us all together.......Dawn
Saturday, November 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Drake family.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Even though Dawn and I have not been married for many years, Jim Drake (and Jeanette) continued to treat me as part of the family. There was never a time when he did not welcome me into his home and I was always included as one of the family on special occasions. I don't know if that says anything about me---but it certainly says a lot about him! Every time I would visit he would say, "Steve, we have an empty bedroom, we wish you would stay with us". It seems there was never time---I'm sad to say. But I hope he knew how much it meant to me that he accepted me and cared for me. I never remarried so I still thought of Mr. Drake as my father-in-law. In a time where relationships seem to come with expiration dates and people change with the weather, I have been blessed with a relationship most divorced people can't understand. Thank you, Mr. Drake. I wish every "ex" son-in-law could have what I have had.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I wish I were standing beside him on this journey, just as I did as a little girl, singing "Take me out to the ballgame". <3
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
So sorry to hear of Mr. Drake's passing, will keep the family in our prayers, Jesse & Sue Smith
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