Gladys Jean Drake

February 11, 1928April 10, 2019

Gladys Jean Perry Drake, age 91, of Killeen, Texas passed away on Wednesday April 10, 2019. Gladys was born February 11, 1928 in Georgetown, Texas to Fred and Annie Perry.

A visitation for Gladys will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, TX. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Eastside Baptist Church, Killeen, TX. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Gladys was the school principal's secretary at Fowler Elementary for 28 years. She was a founding member of Eastside Baptist Church and active as long as she was physically able. She was a giving, caring and selfless person. Her life was hard, but she moved through it with grace. Her faith was strong and she has been ready to go home for years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Drake, parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Gladys is survived by her daughter Violet and husband CR Porter, two grandchildren, Clarissa J. Olds and husband Joshua O., and Richard Porter and wife Becky, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Drake family.


  • Violet Porter and husband CR Porter, Daughter
  • Clarisa J. Olds and husband Joshua O., Grandchild
  • Richard Porter and wife Becky, Grandchild


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Gladys Jean Drake

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Linda Skidmore

April 16, 2019

When I remember Mrs. Drake, I am reminded of her kindness and love.......
My heart is heavy for all her family and friends.
Linda Skidmore