Carrol Drake

Posted 11/12/20

Carrol Zach Drake, 82, of Paris, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after a lifelong farming career.Interment with military honors is private in Edgar …

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Carrol Drake

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Carrol Zach Drake, 82, of Paris, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after a lifelong farming career.

Interment with military honors is private in Edgar Cemetery. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Drake was born March 12, 1938, at the Westbrook Farm in Paris, the son of the late John Kenneth and Irma L. Rhoads Drake. He married Susan Ann Owens on Jan. 12, 1968, in Florence, and she survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Cara (Scott) Hall, Samantha (Rhyan) Brinkerhoff and Lynsey (Brian) Gosnell, all of Paris, and Laura (Kristen) Drake of Brownsburg, Ind.; a sister, Jane (Ray) Young of Paris; and nine grandchildren, J.T., Susannah, Emily, Zachary, Spencer, Elijah, Guinevere, Owen and Addison.

He was preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Jennifer Drake.

Mr. Drake was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of Bell Ridge Christian Church of Paris, the Edgar County Farm Bureau and had served on the board of directors for the EnerStar Electric Cooperative. He was an auto racing enthusiast who loved open wheel dirt track and Indy Car racing and was a faithful A.J. Foyt fan. He enjoyed his years in farming and was a John Deere loyalist.

Mr. Drake was a generous and devoted father. He was always ready to do whatever he could to help his children and grandchildren. He will be lovingly missed by his family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.