DrakeApril 24, 1928 - Dec 23, 2013 YUKON Bernerd "Bernie" N. Drake, 85, passed away December 23, 2013, in OKC. Bernie was born on April 24, 1928, to Charles & Beatrice (Bedsaul) Drake in Gebo, WY. He graduated in Thermoplis, WY in 1946. Bernie proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a regional manager for Weatherford Oil Tools and sold life insurance for 40 years until retirement. He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Bernie was a member of USBC. He was married to Evadee Tucker from 1950 until 1963. On December 30, 1975, Bernie married his best friend, Vickie Dixon. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Drake; and granddaughter, Amanda Marker. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Vickie; sons: Michael Drake, of San Diego, CA; and Mark Drake and wife Donna, of Yukon, OK; grandchildren, Ashley (Andrew), Allyson and Avery; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Asayla, Ryley, August, and Gavin; nieces and nephews, Cherlynn, Brian, Debbie, Drinda, Donnie, Larry, and Berdine. Visitation will be Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., with the family present 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Mercer-Adams Chapel. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 27, 2013