Richard (Dick) Joseph Drake

Richard (Dick) Joseph Drake, 79, of Lawrence Kansas, passed on November 29,2020.

Richard was born November 24, 1941 to Ralph W. Drake and H. Louise (Pruitt) Drake. He graduated from St. Joe High School (Shawnee, KS) in 1959. He was married to Virginia (Gini) Whalen from 1964 to 1981: they had two children, Joseph R. Drake (married to Lee Anne) and Jane L. Drake (married to Chris Boyer).

He enlisted in the Navy Reserves in the early 1960’s. He was stationed at the Olathe Naval Air Station for 6 years. He was employed by the United States post office starting his Junior year of high school until mid 70’s.

Richard was married to Deriece Darnell-Drake from September 1994 until her death in February 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Deriece. Richard is survived by his children, step children, four grandchildren, four Step Grandchildren and two Great Grandsons.

No services will be held. Richard was an organ donor, sign your driver’s license.

Memorials may be made in Richards honor to help defray cost. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.