Drake Bryant David-Brown (1996 - 2011)

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CEDAR RAPIDS - Drake Bryant David-Brown, 15, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 27 at Mercy Medical Center.
Services were Friday, Sept. 1 at Gospel Tabernacle Church. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Teahen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Drake is survived by his parents Rhonda (Chad) Klein and Trace (Lin) Brown; a brother Devin Brown; four sisters, Mariah Higgins, Daryon Brown, Danika Klein, and Matea Higgins; grandparents Paula Wheeler, Eloise Brown, William Brown, Stephen and Debbie Klein, Denise and Bob Kearny, Carolyn and Craig Rohrick, and Vince Higgins; a nephew Dakari Brown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ron Wheeler.
Drake was born on Jan. 15, 1996 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Trace Brown and Rhonda Klein. He was in the 10th grade at Kennedy High School.
Drake loved being on the wrestling team at Kennedy as well as learning how to create and fix things in welding class. He admired his coach, Brent Paulsen, and welding instructor, Barry Wilson. Drake loved spending time with his brothers, sisters, and cousins and enjoyed watching cartoons on television. He stayed active playing video games, skateboarding, riding his bike, and was known for "swimming like a fish." Drake was known for his big heat, being very sensitive, and having an obsession with shoes.
Instead of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in memory of Drake.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 7 to Oct. 7, 2011