Bobby R. Drake, Sr. 67, of Rockaway Beach died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Cox Medical Center Branson. A Memorial Service will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, with full military honors, will be at 3:00 PM Thursday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Bobby Richard Drake was born Tuesday, March 20, 1951 in Yazoo City, MS. He attended school in Whitehall, IL and graduated from the North Green High School with the class of 1969. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1971 and served twenty years retiring as Tech-Sgt. in 1991. While in the Air Force, he met Karen Love, who was also in the Air Force. They were married May 15, 1981 on the Blytheville AFB, Blytheville, AR. After his retirement from the Air Force in 1991, he and Karen moved to Rockaway Beach. He attended Drury University in Springfield and earned an Associates Degree in business He then worked for National Enzyme in Forsyth for over ten years, retiring in 2008.

Bobby was an avid reader and was a Science Fiction buff. He also enjoyed photography, gardening, fishing and his animals. He was always funny and saw the light side of life. He was ornery at times but was very sentimental, and loving. He was also patriotic and very proud of his military service. Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Rockaway Beach; three sons, Chad Drake and wife, Susan of Springfield, MO, Christopher Drake and wife, Robin of Cedar Creek, MO, Bobby Drake Jr. and wife, Blythe of Fair Grove, MO; one daughter, Stephanie Totusek and husband, James of Apple Valley, MN and ten grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials in memory of Bobby Drake may be made to the PKD( Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Arrangement are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.

Bobby R. Drake, Sr.
March 20, 1951 - July 28, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home