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Elliott Sons Funeral Home

2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA

OBITUARY

James Christopher Drake

October 5, 1944January 9, 2020
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Hephzibah, GA—Mr. James C. Drake, 75, entered into rest on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Mr. Drake retired from Phoenix Commercial Printing with over 25 years of service. He loved restoring old cars and woodwork. He served in the United States Army and was a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Drake is preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Drake;brother, Billy Drake; and daughter-in-law, Deborah Kirkland. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Freda E. Drake; son, Thomas Randy Kirkland Sr. (Anna); grandchildren, Jacquelin Coursey (Andrew), Randy “Rambo” Kirkland Jr. (Jessica), Tommy Kirkland; siblings, Linda Morris (Roy) and Kenny Drake (Mary); 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6-8pm at Elliott Sons. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers who will honor Mr. Drake are Trevor Winters, Rolando Rivera-Gonzalez, Brian Taylor, Ronnie Morris, Joe Marby, Phillip Miles and Barney Morris.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Services Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Liss Brown

January 14, 2020

Mr. Jimmy
Thank you for touching my life, being such a good watchman in our neighborhood. I reflect the times as you drive by my home riding in your golf cart with your american flag waving as you represent what being an soldier meant to you, I honor you! You would stop in front of my home and pick up my grandson as you patrolled the neighborhood clock work every evening. Not to forget the support you gave me and my family when I needed to figure out how to fix minor things on our vehicles, you were always there like the way my father would be. Not forgetting the many stories of all the classic cars that would turn heads as you and Ms. Freida would pull into car shows or just ride down the street. I never stop asking you if and when you gave a car away could I please take it off your hands , you always smiled . I loved to observe you working in your workshop early noons til evenings as I passed by coming from work , when I seen that light on, I knew you were perfecting what you enjoyed most (working on cars).
I always said once I retired like you and Ms. Freida I looked forward to joining you both sitting on the porch early morning and afternoon s sitting and drinking coffee and sharing life's memories, I am very sad that I missed the opportunity. More so I am so sorry that I should have lived for today, called to check on you and Ms Freida more often, I didn't know but God did and he said we should focus on one day at a time , tomorrow may not come.
I miss you more Mr. Jimmy knowing that I could not say good bye. I will check on Ms Freida while there is time. I pray for peace in only God knows the details of why.
Thank you Mr. Jimmy for sharing your life in a special way with me and my family, you are remembered always,

Sincerely,
Love, Lisa,
Casio, Adre Cameron and Caden

Cheryl Drake

January 14, 2020

I knew James when I was only 10 years old. I played with his sister Linda And James , we went to the same church, and years later I married his brother Billy Drake and my brother ROY Morris married his sister Linda, James was a find man , and loved my many . . He will be miss.

Crystal Andrews

January 13, 2020

I will never forget the times spent at your home as a child...they were always good times!!!! You are missed dearly...Rest in Peace Mr. Jim.

Mary Drake

January 13, 2020

Going to miss sitting on the porch laughing with you. Im going to miss you brother inlaw. Fly High

Tina and Tony Pugliano

January 13, 2020

Condolences and prayers for this wonderful family we met Uncle Dink as he let me call him some years ago he was such a sweet caring man and a true friend to us both he will be dearly missed love you uncle Dink god gained a beautiful angel

Dianne Haygood

January 13, 2020

i remember always seeing him and Freda sitting on there porch and visiting with them those were great times. they are the best folks you would ever want to meet Mr Jim you will dearly be missed

Lorraine Rowe

January 13, 2020

I love and will miss you Uncle Jimmy.

Ava Cash

January 13, 2020

Jim was a good friend and a very nice person. He will be dearly missed.

Jacqueline Coursey

January 13, 2020

Love you papa!

Mr & mrs Ron Rider

January 13, 2020

You will be missed dearly. But one thing is for sure you will never be forgotten. We will miss seeing you every weekend. God gained a wonderful angel. May God Bless the families. Much Love ,hugs and prayers.

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Biography

Hephzibah, GA—Mr. James C. Drake, 75, entered into rest on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Mr. Drake retired from Phoenix Commercial Printing with over 25 years of service. He loved restoring old cars and woodwork. He served in the United States Army and was a disabled Vietnam Veteran.
Mr. Drake is preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Drake;brother, Billy Drake; and daughter-in-law, Deborah Kirkland. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Freda E. Drake; son, Thomas Randy Kirkland Sr. (Anna); grandchildren, Jacquelin Coursey (Andrew), Randy “Rambo” Kirkland Jr. (Jessica), Tommy Kirkland; siblings, Linda Morris (Roy) and Kenny Drake (Mary); 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6-8pm at Elliott Sons. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers who will honor Mr. Drake are Trevor Winters, Rolando Rivera-Gonzalez, Brian Taylor, Ronnie Morris, Joe Marby, Phillip Miles and Barney Morris.