Ledyard - Clifton Brett Drake, 44, of Ledyard died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
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He was born July 25, 1969 in Japan. Clifton was a tribal member of the Lumbee Tribe. He was a graduate of Cape Fear High School, Fayetteville, N.C. and was a U.S. Navy veteran of Desert Storm.
He was the son of Larry Drake of North Carolina and the late Joan (Locklear) Drake; father of Brett and Sky; and husband of Michelle (Sylvester) Drake for 19 years. He also leaves two siblings, brother, Rodney Drake and sister, Kimberly Bethel, both of North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Clifton B. Drake Memorial Fund, c/o Dime Bank, P.O. Box 50, Ledyard, CT 06339.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the family's convenience at a later date.
Published in The Day on Sept. 1, 2013