Larry Drake

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mr. Larry Joe Drake, 50, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Cox Walnut Lawn Care Center in Springfield. He was born February 18, 1959 in Monett, Missouri, the son of Sonny and Adelma (Witt) Drake. He was engaged to be married to Lynn Smith, and she survives.

Larry was disabled. He attended New Liberty Methodist in Monett.

Along with his parents and fiancée, he is survived by one daughter, Holly Drake, of Monett; one son, Austin Drake and wife, Robyn, of Purdy; one brother, Michael Drake, of Vincennes, Indiana; one grandson, Jeffrey Drake; four aunts, five uncles, and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with Rev. Kevin Hilton officiating. Burial will be held at Kings Prairie Cemetery near Monett. Visitation Tuesday, May 26, 2009, from 6 till 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kings Prairie Cemetery or to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

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Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, Missouri.