He was born April 6, 1944 in Bloomington, the son of the late Don and Marie Drake.
Don graduated from Bloomington High School in 1962. He was a United States Air Force Vietnam veteran. He was an avid archer, fisherman, and coin collector. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Don is survived by his four children, Donald Lee Drake, Jr. (Heather Beatley), Martin Howard Drake, Stephanie Jo (Dwight) Deckard, Jennifer Ellen (Robert) England; and their mother, Donna Lee Duprey; a sister, Linda (Bud) Kinser and their sons Buddy and Mac; nine grandchildren, Kayla (Joshua) Dusseau, Tiffany Drake (B.J. Yon), Michael (Kayti) Deckard, Brandon England, Corwin Deckard (Bailey Foust), Kayla Dawn Drake (fiancÚ Kevin Dobson), Donald Lee Drake, III, and Alexander and Nicholas England; three great grandchildren, Julian Deckard, Riley Dusseau, and Zoey Dobson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Drake, and his best friend, Jim Swearingen.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 29 at Day Funeral Home
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayFuneralServices.com.