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DRAKE, Rev. Otis Age 88 of Dayton departed this life Thursday, April 4, 2013. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Gary, Indiana, University of Dayton and American Baptist Theological Seminary. Veteran of the U.S. Army, retiree of Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton Public Schools. He was devoted to helping at risk young people in our community and made a difference in many lives. Preceded in death by his wife, Eldamae Drake, son, Gine Drake, sisters, Anna Mae Dooley, Tiny B. Drake, brother, Willie Drake, sister-in-law, Lavette Johnson and brother-in-law, Dwayne Russell. Survived by his sons, Galen (Dimple) Drake, Lamar (Yolanda) Drake; eight grandchildren, Dana, Tina, Angel, Galen Jr., Demetrius, Deante, Mario and Caleb; dear friends, Mr. John Moore and the Allen family. A host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11A.M., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 380 S. Broadway St. Pastor Ernest Graves officiating. The family will receive friends 10-11 AM. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. HHRoberts.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 9, 2013