Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Sherman Joe Drake

Sherman Joe Drake, 74, of Locust passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Atrium Health Northeast. His funeral will be at 3:00PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Hopewell Baptist’s Legacy Campus with Dr. Lee Pigg and Pastor Steve Sexton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00PM prior to the service at the church. Burial to follow at First Baptist Church of Midland.

Born August 12, 1944 in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Loma Mclain Drake and Sherman Marshall Drake. Mr. Drake was a graduate of Bethel Highschool class of 1962 and retired as a machinist from Premier Machining Industries in Midland. Sherman was an avid hunter and a member at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Sherman is survived by his wife Lana Turner Drake of the home; son Reggie Joe Drake (Karyn) of Midland; daughter Ginger Drake Crowell (Kent) of Indian Trial; grandchildren Ryan Holt (Kelli) of Midland, Garrison, Landon, Anna, and Nathan Crowell all of Indian Trail; great-grandchild Michael “Drake” Holt; and brothers Jerry Drake of Midland and Larry Drake of Locust. He is preceded in death by his sisters Francis Drake and Becky Crayton.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Drake family.


  • Terry & Elaine Page Posted January 28, 2019 1:22 pm

    We wish to extend our sincere condolences and let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you grace, peace, comfort, and wrap you in His loving arms and strengthen you during this time and in the days ahead. Joe will remain in our fondest memories and he will truly be missed by all who knew him. It was truly an honor to have known Joe…

  • Jimmy,Glenda,Michael&Kelly Helms Posted January 28, 2019 5:19 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We pray that our Lord will wrap his loving arms around you and give you a peace that is beyond understanding.

  • celia hooks prince Posted January 28, 2019 6:27 pm

    Lana, Reggie, Ginger and family, we are so saddened to hear of Joes death. Wish I had words to make things better. Just know that we love all of you and are grieving with you.

  • Patricia Efird Tomberlin. Posted January 28, 2019 6:42 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s death. He was such a nice humble person and was loved by so many people. I know you all will miss him immensely

  • Rachel Barbee Hudson Posted January 28, 2019 6:59 pm

    Lana and family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband. May God give you and yours an extra measure of his loving grace and give you peace and comfort during this time of grief.

  • Cyndie Hartsell Posted January 28, 2019 7:06 pm

    Lana, and family I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my prayers and love to the family.

  • Bob & Virginia Hatley Posted January 28, 2019 7:29 pm

    Sorry to hear of your lost, worked with Joe and knew most of the family, He was a good man
    I know he will be missed, our prayers go out for you and your family,

  • Ben and Beth Mabrey Posted January 28, 2019 8:11 pm

    Our condolences to you and your family. In the love that surrounds you may you find strength and in the memories you cherish may you find peace. Your father’s good life has left behind seeds that keep on growing. Your father’s stories, his values and his love of family lives on in y. What a legacy.

  • HAROLD GREENE Posted January 28, 2019 8:11 pm


  • John and Lynda Huneycutt Posted January 29, 2019 9:18 am

    Lana and family, we are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I pray God will wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you peace that only he can.

  • Richard and Janet McKnight Posted January 29, 2019 10:08 am

    Lana and family I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. I wish so much we could be there. I’m praying for you constantly. Love u so much. You are so special to me.

  • Denny and Teresa Posted January 29, 2019 11:50 am

    We are just at a loss of words Lana. So saddened and shocked. We want you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in the next days, weeks and months to come. We love you and are here for anything you may need. Please call on use anytime. Love and prayers.

  • Sheila Smith Posted January 29, 2019 12:45 pm

    So very sorry for y’all ! Praying for you

  • Joy Posted January 30, 2019 12:42 pm

    Lana and family I am sadden and shocked at the news of Joe,s death. You have my sympathy and we will miss him dearly. Joe was a good Christian man and he loved the Lord and his family. May God wrap you and the children in His loving arms and give you peace in your time of grief. Please let me know if you have need of anything we can help with. We love you and we are praying for you all. God bless you. Love David and Joy

  • Geri sherrill Posted February 1, 2019 2:31 pm

    Lana & family our sympathy to you & all your family
    May God grant you peace in the memories

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