J.T. was born on June 17, 1934, at his home in Windy Valley, Texas to William and Ruby (Ferguson) Drake. He married Wanda Brown on October 7, 1954, in the First United Methodist Church in Ropesville, TX. He served in the Army, the agriculture county FSA committee, on the Ropes school board, and the City Council in Ropesville. J.T. was an active member of his church. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and supported them in their various activities.
J.T. is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda; sons, Jerry (Cathy) Drake, Scott (Mary) Drake, and Joel (Karen) Drake; grandchildren, Phillip (Stephanie) Drake, Erin (Tanner) Gaton, Stephanie (Chase) Fleming, Melissa (Kiyo) Drake Gomi, Brian Ashley, Tanner (Bethani) Drake, Sarah Drake, Tyler Drake, and Carrie Drake; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Bob (Mary) Drake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruby Drake, and four siblings.
In these challenging times, we find solace in coming together to remember the life of J.T. Drake. He touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love, resilience, and dedication. Memorials are suggested to a charity of your choice in his memory.