Created September 25, 2015
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Douglas Jerome Drake -
Mr. Douglas Jerome Drake
Born: July 21, 1937
Place of Birth: Hope, AR
Death: September 19, 2015
Place of Death: Hope, AR
Mr. Douglas Jerome Drake, 78, of Hope, AR passed away at his home
on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Mr. Drake was born July 21, 1937 in Hope, AR to Bynum Jerome and Ena Powell Drake.
Mr. Drake grew up in Patmos, AR, he attended Henderson State College and studied
Pre-Pharmacy, before obtaining his B.S. in Pharmacy from UAMS in Little Rock in
June 1962. While obtaining his degree he married the love of his life Nancy Carolyn Story
on July 11, 1958.
He moved back to Hope and partnered with Steve Bader at Ward and Son Drug in 1963.
He opened his own pharmacy (Village Rexall Drug) in December 1966.
He retired after 42 years of service to the community, and made many lifelong friends
through his customers.
He was a charter member of the Board of Directors for the School of Hope,
and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Hope.
His greatest joy in life was traveling the country with Carolyn in their motorhome and
spending time with his sons and grandkids at the lake and on the family farm.
Douglas was also a long time member of the Melon City Sam's.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
He is survived by two sons: Stephen Jerome Drake and wife Becki of Austin, TX and
John Douglas Drake and wife Kathy of Broken Bow, OK;
and Landen Drake;
Four great grandchildren: Nathan Edwards, Kaylynn Drake, Lynnley Drake, and Treylynn Drake;
Nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation for Mr. Drake will be Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at
Herndon Pharr Funeral Home, Hope, AR.
Funeral service will be Friday, September 25, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Hope, AR
at 10am with Bro. Mark Fischer officiating. Interment to follow in Macedonia Cemetery,
Patmos Rd., Hope, AR, under the direction of Herndon Pharr Funeral Home, Hope, AR.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Menís Ministry.
Sign Douglas's Guest Book
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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