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.