Jerry W. Drake

August 14, 1938January 30, 2021

Jerry Wayne Drake, age 82, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021. He was born August 14, 1938 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Mr. Drake loved building things and was a contractor working in commercial and residential construction. He loved spending time with his family. In his spare time, he enjoyed football and was an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan.

Preceding him in death were his beloved wife of 46 years, Saralyne (Clark) Drake; his parents, Ruel Ray Drake and Willie Pauline (Petit) Drake; and brother and sister-in-love, Bill (Bonnie) Drake.

Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Derrick (Amy) Drake and Reverend Brandon Drake (Dawn); daughter, Tonya Bousquette; grandchildren, Amanda (Ernest) Whisman, Daniel (Hannah) Stell, Renee (Brian) Bashista, TJ (Stacey) Bousquette, Chasity (Brian) Williams, Tiffany (Steven) Gary, Joey (Shelby) Ferguson, Brandi Drake, Jason Drake, and Saralyne (Trenton) Martin; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-love, Brenda (Eddie) Edwards, Shirley (Larry) Post, and Margaret (John) Shultheis; sisters-in-love and brother-in-love, Vicki (Gary) Fisher and Linda Clark.

Private services are planned for the family. Mr. Drake will be laid to rest at Rosehaven Memorial Park.

Public Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at New Beginnings Church of God 504 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30117

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Jerry Drake to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105,

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Drake by visiting

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


27 February

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

New Beginnings Church of God

504 Newnan Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30117


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Michael WOMACK

February 11, 2021

Jerry always had a smile on his face, he treated everyone like they were his best friend. My heart goes out to the family with all my prayers. He was one of the great ones!

Janis Bradley

February 1, 2021

It was on a trip to Oklahoma to visit Jerry's parents that I first met Jerry. His mother was my daddy's sister. That was in 1966. The family decided to go to this Western Amusement Park (can't remember the name). While we were there, Jerry got me on this ride called the "Mouse." I didn't like roller coasters or heights. However, Jerry was having a ball sitting behind me while I was scared to death we were going to go off the end of the ride. I vowed when I got off that I would never ride a roller coaster again. It wasn't until 2009 that I got to see him again. Only wish we could have spent more time together.

Jason King

February 1, 2021

Such a good man. Praying for the family

Brandon Drake

February 1, 2021

My dad was my hero. I'll never forget being so shocked when he cut his finger off. He was actually mortal! My fondest but also toughest memory is how he left this world though. He showed great strength and joy that final week at home. He finished out as he had lived his life as an example to us all!

Debra Mayfield

January 31, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Drake Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.