Jerry L. Drake

August 03, 1967 ‒ December 26, 2008

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Jerry L. Drake, age 41 of Mt. Gilead died unexpectedly Friday, December 26, 2008 in Mt. Gilead.

He was born on August 3, 1967 in Mt. Gilead and was a graduate of Mt. Gilead High School in 1986. A lifelong resident, he worked as a lathe operator for Worthington Cylinders. An avid fan of NFL football and the Buffalo Bills, he also followed wrestling, especially Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Fun loving, he enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting. With a big heart, he was true to his word and a loyal friend.

Jerry is survived by his Mother and Step-Father: Ardys “Elaine” (Bunker) Bennett and Neil “Butch” Bennett of Mt. Gilead, Daughters: Cassie, Chelsea, Belinda Downer of Marion, and an expected child, Brothers: Paul (Terry) Drake, Doug Drake, Andy (Jackie) Drake, Brian Drake, and Sister: Laurie Drake all of Mt. Gilead, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: David F. Drake Jr. in 1999.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:30 p.m. at Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 SR 95 W., Edison, with Pastor Edward Colegrove officiating and friends may call one hour prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:30.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com