Tippecanoe Gazette - Veteran - WWII - In Army Air Corps and US Navy
September 21, 2011
DRAKE, HARRY F. - Harry F. Drake, age 90, of Tipp City, died Monday, September 12, 2011, at Springmeade Nursing Center, Tipp City.  Harry was born June 5, 1921 to Sherman and Leora (Shaulis) Drake in Purity Dip, PA.  He retired from Delco Moraine as a Tool Engineer.  He proudly served his country in WWII in the Army Air Corp and the US Navy.  Harry shared his life with his loving wife Mary (Heckman) and their two children and their families: Connie Shoffner and his husband Roger of West Palm Beach, FL, and Gary Drake and his wife Eun Rey of Tipp City.  Also surviving are sisters and brother-in-law Ida Fiew of Sulfur, Louisiana and Betty (Dean) Smith-Perry of Lena, OH and brothers and sister-in-laws Sherman (Sharon) Drake of Santa Barbara, CA and Ralph (Jean) Drake of Troy, OH.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Preceding Harry in death were his parents and five siblings.  Memorial services were held Friday, September 16, 2011, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.  Contributions may be made to Miami County Hospice in memory of Harry.

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