Raymond Ray Drake

April 23, 1942 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 79)


Raymond Ray Drake, Jr. was born in Apache, Oklahoma on April 23, 1942 to Raymond Ray Drake and Irene Elizabeth (Wilcox) Drake. He passed away on May 6, 2021 at the age of 79 in Apache.

Graveside services are scheduled on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Garry Drake officiating in the Fairview Cemetery in Apache. Military honors will be conducted by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crews Funeral Home.

Raymond graduated from Apache High School and joined the United States Air Force shortly after to serve his country. After serving, Raymond worked many years as a foreman for a concrete company before retiring. He was always eager to help anyone in need especially his family and friends. He enjoyed going to the casino as well as just playing a simple game of dominoes or chess. Raymond loved to read, science fiction books being one of his favorites.

Raymond is survived by his daughter, Michelle Pierce and husband Michael of Prosper, TX; a grandson; sister, Charlene Filsmyer of Apache; brother, Garry Drake of Chickasha; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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May 11, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crews Funeral Home
122 E. Floyd Ave.
Apache, OK 73006

May 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Crews Funeral Home
122 E. Floyd Ave.
Apache, OK 73006

May 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery

Apache, OK 73006

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