James M. Drake Sr.
Published in the Patriot-News on 3/9/2008.
A resident of New
Iberia, LA, Mr. Drake went home to the Lord on Thursday, February 28,
Mr. Drake was born in Jackson-ville, FL, to the late Benjamin C. and Della
Drake of Dillsburg, PA. He was a graduate of Dillsburg High School Class
of 1945 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He and his brother Ben,
both played professional baseball.
He was also a 32nd Degree Mason with a lifetime membership in the Eureka
Lodge # 302 F. & A.M., Mechanicsburg.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben C. Drake; and sisters, O.
Virginia Crowding and Margaret D. Cromer.
Surviving are his sister, Frances D. Gable of echanicsburg; 4 children,
and 11 grandchildren.
Interment will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.