MICHAEL CRAKE

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Nov. 17, 1961 - Sept. 22, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Michael Crake went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2013 after a brief fight with cancer. He was surrounded with loving friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Frank Crake; mother, Rita Marie Crake; and sister, Linda Marie (Crake) DeCarlo. He is survived by his spouse, Ellen Reeder; brother, Mark David Crake; sister, Mary Beth Shiver; and brother, Robert John Crake (wife, Shelley); and many nieces and nephew. Born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Michael moved to Oklahoma City upon his graduation from West Virginia University. With a degree in Business and Finance, he was employed as a bonds trader with the Baker Group since 1985. Michael interests were diverse, and he pursued these with enthusiasm and passion. Michael was an avid runner, music enthusiast, the greatest proponent of Coop Ale Works, and admired quality wood craftsmanship. Always humble about his accomplishments and a kind soul, Michael imparted his enthusiasm for life and life's pursuits to those who crossed his path. Michael's faith in the Lord prepared him to summit his final high point. A Celebration of Michael's life will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 4:30 p.m. at Smith & Kernke, 1401 NW 23rd Street.

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Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors
1401 Northwest 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 528-7542
Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 25, 2013
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