Ellis Funeral Home

801 Andrews Highway, Midland, TX


Julia Edith Drake

May 5, 1930December 30, 2019

Julia Edith Drake, 89, of Midland, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Manor Park. She was born May 5, 1930 in Midland to the late Julia (Potter) and Herd Midkiff.

She was a graduate of Midland High School and a faithful member of Cotton Flat Baptist Church. She married Glenn Drake on March 15, 1949. Julia worked with her brother, Bob Midkiff, at their insurance agency, Midkiff and Associates. She loved bowling and playing forty-two Dominoes. She loved her family and her children and grandchildren were the center of her life.

Julia is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Drake; brother, Bob Midkiff; and parents, Herd and Julia Midkiff.

She is survived by her son, Gary Glenn Drake and wife Laura; daughter, Gwendolyn Jobe and husband Gary; brother, John Midkiff and wife Mary Lou; sister-in-law, Toni Midkiff; four grandchildren, Glenn Drake and wife Karen, Kim Eckstein and husband Art, Duane Jobe and wife Wendy, and Shane Jobe and wife Elizabeth; and nine great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2 PM at Cotton Flat Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Holeman officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Nephews Johnny Midkiff, Greg Midkiff, Herd Midkiff, Randy Stephen, T. J. Midkiff, and Michael Midkiff will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to especially thank all of the caretakers and nurses at Manor Park Younger Center and to the hospice nurse, chaplain and employees.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice of Midland or the charity of your choice.


  • Herd Midkiff, Father (deceased)
  • Julia (Potter), Mother (deceased)
  • Glenn Drake, Husband (deceased)
  • Bob Midkiff, Brother (deceased)
  • Gary Glenn Drake and wife Laura, Son
  • Gwendolyn Jobe and husband Gary, Daughter
  • John Midkiff and wife Mary Lou, Brother
  • Toni Midkiff, Sister-in-law
  • Glenn Drake and wife Karen, Grandson
  • Kim Eckstein and husband Art, Granddaughter
  • Duane Jobe and wife Wendy, Grandson
  • Shane Jobe and wife Elzabeth, Grandson
  • Mrs. Drake also leaves behind nine great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Johnny Midkiff
  • Greg Midkiff
  • Herd Midkiff
  • Randy Stephen
  • T.J. Midkiff


  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020


Julia Edith Drake

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Nancy Rubenstein

January 5, 2020

It is with deepest sorrow that we learned of eah’s passing she was always kind and sweet to us God bless y’all . respectfully Nancy Rubenstein

Sylvia Daniel

January 4, 2020

Edith was one of my favorite Avon customers. I always left her delivery to the last because I enjoyed visiting with her and listening to her interesting stories; she had a lot of history in her memories. She loved her husband and family dearly and was devastated when Glen passed away. My condolences to her family.

Connie Tande

December 31, 2019

Edith was a life long friend to me. .i met her as a young Mother when we were neighbors on College. Had many a cup of coffee, visits and 42 games with my brothers and she and Glenn. I regret not seeing her in her later years but thought of her often..I have wonderful memories..my love and prayers to all her family..

Connie Tande