Robert Berkeley (Bob) Drake(1930 - 2013)

Bob Drake
Norfolk - Dr. Robert (Bob) Berkeley Drake, (Colonel USAF Retired), age 82, of Pensacola, Florida, Nov 25, 1930 - Jan 29, 2013
Bob - born in Norfolk, graduated from Maury High in 1948. He subsequently graduated from the Medical College of Virginia as a dentist. Bob joined the United States Air Force and traveled the world raising four children. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Brady T. Sr. and Mabel Drake, and his brother, Brady T. Drake, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Martha (Caskey); four children: Russell Drake (Linda) of Panama City, Fl., Michael Drake (Elizabeth) of Hilton Head, SC., Deborah Fernander (Mike) of Pittsburgh, PA., and Lisa Drake (Judy) of Davie, FL; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and Brady's kids Rod, Don, Ted, Anne, and Carol. A Memorial Service with full military honors will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, FL. on Feb. 11. Memorial contributions may be made online at
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 9, 2013