July 20, 2013
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WALKERTON - James David Drake, 67, passed away July 20th, 2013, at the Shands University of Florida Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL. Surviving are his wife, Cathy, Fruitland Park, FL, three sisters, Judy Bryson, Brevard, NC, Pat Tomb, Hobart, IN, Paula Hazen, Plymouth, IN, one step-son, Cory See, Rochester, IN, and two step-grandsons, Kaleb and Kaden, Rochester, IN. Jim is the son of the late Paul and Violet Drake of Walkerton. He was raised in Walkerton, Indiana, and later moved to North Liberty, Indiana. Jim has a bachelor of science degree in geology and was owner operator of Jim Drake Construction, specializing in site preparation. He loved the outdoors, wildlife, bow and arrow hunting, and fishing. In 1998 he relocated his home and business to Fruitland Park, FL, where he was a contractor for the Black Gold Compost Company till the time of his passing. Cremation only, however donations may be made to the
, 1650 W Main St., Suite 3, Leesburg, FL 34748, on his behalf.
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 28, 2013