Forrest Earl "Pete" Drake, 77, of Left Hand

Forrest Earl "Pete" Drake, 77, of Left Hand WV, died Sunday, September 19, 2021, at home.

He was born September 12, 1944 at Left Hand, the son of the late Gerald Earl and Thelma Virginia Snodgrass Drake.

Pete was a retired equipment operator. He was a member of the IUOE, Local 132, Charleston WV and a former employee of Carl E. Smith, of Sandyville WV. He was a 50 year member of the Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F. & A.M., Linden WV. His pastimes included hunting, spending time outdoors and with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Janice Hayes and June Drake; and a brother, Randy Drake.

Survivors included is his wife, Doris Carper Drake, whom he married on August 8, 1964; sons, Jamie E. (Angie) Drake of Newton WV, Steve F. (Cindy) Drake of Spencer WV, and Petie (Robin) Drake of Looneyville WV; six grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Jordan, Zona, Amber, and Erika Drake; five great grandchildren; sisters, Carol Lynch of Spencer and Lana Rogers of Akron OH; brothers, Gary Drake of Clay WV, Larry Drake of Left Hand, and Jerry Drake of North Carolina.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 24 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover WV.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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