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COWPENS, SC-- Mr. Michael Alan "Mike" Drake, 56, of Cowpens, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. Born January 27, 1958 in Charlotte, NC, he was the loving fiancée of Beverly Overstreet and the son of Brigitte Rebholz Classen and the late James "Smitty" W. Smith. He was a life time lover of music having played for over 30 years in the Spartanburg area but found his real passion when he began playing gospel music at the church he was a member of, Solid Rock Baptist Church.
In addition to his fiancé and mother, he is survived by his children, Jeremy Joshua Drake and Jennifer Rose Drake; siblings, Jeffery Smith and his wife Lori, Jamie Smith and his wife Barbara and Jennifer Sizemore and her husband Kenny; nephews, Josh and his wife Samantha and Justin; and by three great-nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 4:00 until 5:00 PM at Solid Rock Baptist Church. A memorial service will follow at 5:00 pm in the church with Rev. Randy Lewis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Michael Drake Memorial Fund, 1326 Union Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
E-condolences may be sent on line to www.eggersfuneralhome.com.
Eggers Funeral Home
Eggers Funeral Home Chesnee
815 South Alabama Avenue Chesnee, SC 29323
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 7 to May 8, 2014