Ivydale — Earnest Drake, 74, of Ivydale, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Born March 3, 1938, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Earnest and Etta (Johnson) Drake. In addition to his parents, Earnest is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Drake.

Earnest is survived by hisĀ  sons, Robert A. Drake of Ivydale, and Dewey L. Drake of Portersville, PA ; daughters, Tammie L. Drake of Ivydale, and Angela K. Kern of Portersville, PA; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Warren Drake; and sister, Mildred Drake, both of Ohio.

Graveside Service was held at 12 p.m., Friday, April 14, at Starcher Cemetery, Big Otter, with Minister Russell Gene Copen officiating.

On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Drake family.