Donald Eugene Drake, age 57 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Drake was born in Eureka, Kansas on August 28, 1958 to the late Wayne Elden Grubb and the late Pearl Joy Thorton Grubb. He was lovingly married to Margie Wetherington Drake for many years.
Mr. Drake loved his family, always putting them first and helping others. He enjoyed driving a truck by profession. Mr. Drake loved to hunt with family and friends and spoiling his dog “Candy”. He had a strong dislike of “Ignorant people”. Donald always, always stood up for his grandchildren. He was loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all. He will be dearly missed by all.
Mr. Drake is survived by, wife, Margie Drake of Pinson, Alabama; sons, Donny Drake and wife Anna of Smithville, Oklahoma; Robert Drake of Mena, Arkansas and James Drake of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Alicia Lewis of Mena, Arkansas, LeAnn Willis of Mena, Arkansas, Amber Powell and husband Jeremy of Mena, Arkansas, Kimberly Huff and husband William of Mena, Arkansas and Abbi Johnson of Pinson, Alabama; Twenty-one grandchildren; brothers, Wayne “Junior” Grubb of California, John Grubb of Arkansas; sister, Judy Bristow of Mena, Arkansas
He was preceded in death by, his parents, Wayne and Pearl Grubb, Sr. and daughter, Felicia Drake Huff.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 29, 2016, at 10:00 am. at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church with Brother Scott Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Canaan Land Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Donny Drake, Chance Allen, Josh Belcher, Tony Willis, James Drake and Steve Willis.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dean Heath