OBITUARY

Thomas J Drake Jr.

February 16, 1961March 9, 2018
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Thomas J. Drake, Jr passed from this life onto his eternal home on March 9th, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. T.J. was born on February 16th, 1961 to his parents Thomas and Marie Drake in Albany, New York. Growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, T.J. shared his childhood with 3 siblings, Gretchen, Jennifer, and Brendan.

T.J. was in the army for 23 years. He enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Blackhawks.

T.J.’s legacy will live on through his wife, Stella Drake of Frisco, Texas; his mother, Marie J. Drake of Scottsdale, Arizona; his loving family members, John, Hilary, Zane, and Kase of Murphy, Texas; his siblings Gretchen, Jennifer, and Brendan of Scottsdale, Arizona and his pets, Wilma and Dexter.

T.J. was loved while he was here with us on earth, and we will continue to love him through time and all eternity.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Georgia Emry

March 12, 2018

The first time I met T.J. was at church where I commented that "I just love G.I's. We were best friends forever! I grew up around Ft. Campbell and married a G.I. Stella, I pray for peace to abide with you as you go through this transition. I love you and God especially LOVES you.

Dan Nolen

March 11, 2018

TJ and I were stationed in Wertheim, Germany many years past. Years after that, we attended the very first distance learning First Sergeant's Course at Fort Sill along with folks from several other posts that we talked with and saw daily thanks to the beauty of the internet. He was an outstanding man, helpful and friendly always, a HORSE of a man with biceps on his biceps lol. Sending all best and happy thoughts to his family from Oklahoma.

Dan Nolen, Indiahoma, OK

Andy McClure

March 11, 2018

Went to high school with TJ were we played ball together and against each other when we were younger. Always a good teammate and friend. Sorry to see him go so soon. Blessings to the entire family... may you find peace in the Lord

Dennis Rice

March 11, 2018

TJ was good people, great memories of being stationed with him in Korea and Germany. Really had a blast flying down the Autobahn with him in that 5.0 Mustang. May God bring him and his family peace ,rest easy TJ, you’ve earned.

Mike Jones

March 10, 2018

Drake Family,
Our prayers are with the entire family. Truly knowing that the Lord will be with everyone.

Alan Rash

March 10, 2018

RIP Brother. My condolences to the family of TJ Drake. Alan Rash. Winston Salem,NC

Eric Worden

March 10, 2018

TJ -

Good bye brother you were always supportive of my team and a great human being.
You will be missed by all of your A-team brothers and I wish you peace and happiness in eternity.

God bless you and your family!

"Wally"

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