William E. "Bill" Drake, the son of Roy and Freda (Patrick) Drake, was born November 9, 1931 at Formoso, Kansas. He departed this life on Monday June 10, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior, Nebraska at the age of 87 years.
Bill grew up in the Formoso, Kansas area and he graduated from Formoso High School with the class of 1950. After high school Bill enlisted in the United States Navy. On August 16, 1953 Bill was united in marriage to Carol Cleveland at Hastings, Nebraska. Bill and Carol owned and operated Drake TV and Electric in Superior, Nebraska for many years. Bill also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the Superior Good Samaritan Center.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol on August 17, 2016; and brothers, Roy Drake and Fred Drake.
Survivors include his sons, Doug Drake and wife Deb of Clay Center, Curt Drake and wife Julie of Superior; daughter, Pam Russell and husband Tom of Trumbull; sister, Mary Wessells of Placerville, California; brother, Ray Drake of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; grandsons, Nick Drake and wife Lindsey, Matt Russell, Trevis Trautman and wife Jessica, Danny Russell, Robby Russell and Kaleb Drake; granddaughters, Jamie Bachman and husband Michael, Jillian Sweeney and husband Derek, McKayla Russell, Carmisha Alliy, Chloe Drake; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Superior. Pastor Brian Faust will be officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. with the family present to greet callers from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements for Bill Drake.