John David Drake Sr., “J.D.”
Evans, GA – John David Drake Sr., “J.D.”, age 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 2, 2021, in Evans, Georgia. J.D. was born on January 28, 1946, in Augusta, Georgia to Arthur and Mary (McGahee) Drake.
He grew up in Augusta’s Frog Hollow neighborhood and lived most of his life in Augusta. As a young man, J.D. worked for National Linen Service and retired after 32 years of service with P.Q. Corporation as a maintenance mechanic. J.D. was an exceptional mechanic who took pride in his work. He was a devoted member of Broad Street Baptist Church where he worked tirelessly to maintain the buildings and grounds, drove the church bus, and helped church members any way he could.
J.D. was born with the gift of compassion and a Christ like love for others. The countless stories of his sacrifices and love for others will never be published in a book or shine brightly on a billboard, but to those he touched he will forever be remembered as truly a Great Man.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Tudor Drake; his two sons, John D. Drake Jr. (Michelle) Travis E. Drake (Kim); his three grandchildren, John David Drake III, Abbie Drake Gurley (Carson), Elizabeth “Lizzie” Drake; his four siblings, Shirley Hosgood (Jim), Brenda Kilpatrick (Roy), Ronald Drake (Teresa), Patricia Dent (Steve).
The funeral service will be held Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3:00P.M. at Chance Hydrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Hartman officiating.Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be John David Drake III, Mark Drake, Paul Drake, Eric Drake, Beryl King, and Stephen Salway.
The family will receive friends, Sunday December 5, 2021, from 2:00P.M. – 3:00P.M. at the Chance Hydrick Funeral Home in Augusta.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906