Stephen "Michael" Drake, 72, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in Marion, Indiana. He was born on August 8, 1947, to Henry "Buggs" Drake Jr. and Vivienne Ellen (Wages) Drake, in Marion. Michael was homeschooled and attended St. Paul Parish. He worked in Kay's Kitchen at St. Martin Community Center and before that, he worked at Opportunity Industries (Carey Services). He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Parish. Michael was a member of the Branson Club, and he competed in the Special Olympics. He loved playing the guitar and the banjo. He really enjoyed art and loved drawing. He was a big fan of Michael Jackson, Elvis and Garth Brooks. Michael's family would like to give a special thank you to Michelle, Mary, and Jessica of St Vincent Hospice for taking amazing care of him and treating him and his family like family.
Michael is survived by his nieces and nephews, Rebecca M. (Brad) Dailey, Gas City; William Grubb, Marion; Robert "Jake" (Leslie) Grubb, Marion; Mary Margaret (Travis) Miller, Marion; Elizabeth Ann Strong, Jonesboro; his aunt Betty Poe, Upland; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Drake Jr and Vivienne Drake; his sister, Susan A. Grubb; and his great-nephew Adam Whelchel.
Arrangements for Michael have been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4601 S. Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953, where on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, there will be a visitation held for family and friends from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., with the funeral beginning at 1:00 P.M. with Father Christopher Roberts officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery in Gas City.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Michael to St. Martin Community Center, 901 S. Branson Street, Marion, Indiana 46953.
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