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Rodney Dean Drake

Rodney Dean Drake, 72, of Lawton, Ok., passed away on July 6, 2019 in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be held July 11 at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness, 1121 East Apache Trail Road, Apache, Ok. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crews Funeral Home.

Rodney was born in Anadarko to Earnest and Eudean on June 20, 1947. He went to school at Broxton. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Rodney started a landscaping business in Norman.

After his father retired and his parents moved to the City, Rodney moved home to take care of the family ranch.

After meeting the love of his life, Judy Drake, Rodney and Judy were married and went on to start and run a successful real estate business for the next thirty years.

After semi-retirement Rodney enjoyed sitting in the pasture Facebooking with his 4-legged children. He and Judy also enjoyed gardening in their beautiful backyard.

Rodney is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Eudean Drake; his great grandchild, Dax Davis; and his 4-legged children, Sir Bud Drake and Barney Drake.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Judy Drake; children: Darren Brown, Doug Brown and spouse Paige Moore, Deborah and spouse Damon Green, Deanah and spouse Brian Jeffs; sister: Linda and spouse Jimmy Hill; grandchildren: Ashley Brown and spouse Harmon Davis, Taylor and spouse Shelby Jeffs, D.J. Brown, Hunter Jeffs, Peyton Green, Jordan Drake, Brooke Green, and Hayden Cason; great grandchildren: Houston Davis, Kadyn Brown, and Maverick Davis; nieces: Heather and spouse Brad Gamble, Marcy Ann and spouse J Pye; great nieces and nephews: Vega Gamble, Meredith and Jefferson Pye, and Kynlee Simmons; and 4-legged children: Bingo and Willie “Spike” Drake.

Pallbearers will be Mike Melton, Mike Watts, SL Craft, Seth Maguire, Harold Head and Pork Miller. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Scammahorn.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oklahoma Hereford Association.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

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