Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Linn A. Drake (February 4, 1923 - July 12, 2009)

Mr. Linn A. Drake, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:54 A.M. Sunday July 12, 2009 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. He was born February 4, 1923 in York Township Darke County, Ohio. He is the son of the late Elmer and Opal (Sanders) Drake.

Linn was retired as a self-employed painter, having primarily worked in the Greenville and Darke County are also formerly owned and operated Drake Photography Studio in downtown Greenville. He was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a former member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge all of Greenville. He enjoyed photography, bowling, playing his guitar and most recently his computer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Frances L. (Martin) Drake September 19, 2004. Also by 2 brothers—Homer & Walter Drake.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law—Diana L. & Ron Thobe of Ansonia. Grandchildren—Jody Pipenger, Dean Pipenger and Naiesha Thobe. Great Grandchildren—Danielle Pipenger, Ashley Pipenger, Christopher Pipenger and Chancey Pipenger. Great Great Grandchildren—Mya Rehmert and Jayden Jess. Brothers and sister in law—Wayne & Ruth Drake of California and Ernie Drake of Greenville. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday July 17, 2009 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. John Seeley officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 till 8 P.M. in the funeral home. Full Military Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.