Max V. Drake, 96, of Westerville, formerly of McConnelsville, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Park Side Senior Living in Westerville.
He was born November 24, 1924, in McConnelsville, a son of the late Culver Drake and Bessie Sands Drake.
He worked at Muskingum Valley Grocery, in Malta, was a disabled Army Veteran of WWII, where he served from 1943 to 1946, and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in McConnelsville.
He is survived by his children, Kathy (John) Thompson of Sunbury and Nancy Drake of Zanesville; grandchildren, Kristen (Jason) Blythe of Sunbury and Stefanie (Jeremy) Hayes of Galena; great-grandchildren, Drake, Farley, Kaytlin, J.T. and Cole Blythe, and Maxton and Emmett Hayes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Drake; sisters, Mary Lee Short, Martha Hutchins and Lara Mae Drake; and brothers, Charles, Dean and Donard Drake.
Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home, in McConnelsville, where services will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Galen Finley officiating.
He will be laid to rest with military honors by American Legion Honor Guard in McConnelsville Cemetery next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL.
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