Charles “Chuck” Drake, 69, of Grannie’s Creek, WV, passed away on Dec. 3, 2022, in the care of hospice. Chuck was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He also enjoyed working on his farm and playing his guitar. Chuck was a hard-working man who spent many years working for the frontier telephone company from which he retired from.
Chuck is proceeded in death by his parents, Berton and Myrle Drake of Two Run, WV; his loving wife, Joyce Drake of Grannie’s Creek; son, James Brian Gould of Clay; and brother-in-law Eugene McDonough of Ripley, WV.
Chuck is survived by his sister, Alberta McDonough of Ripley; daughters, Trina Drake of Millersburg, OH, and Angie (John D) Osborne of Bickmore, WV; grandchildren, Milina Glenn of Kingwood, WV, Dalton Drake of Millersburg, OH, Tyler Gould of Maryland, Brittany (Rick) Wiseman of Nettie, WV, Brooklyn Gould of Clay, Ballard Gould of Clay, and Lilly Osborne of Bickmore; great-grandchildren, Adeline and Alyse Glenn of Kingwood, WV, Gracelyn Gould of Clay, and Grant Wiseman of Nettie, WV. Chuck was a kind and great man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Chuck’s services were held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Wilson Smith Funeral Home in Clay with Pastor John R. Osborne officiating. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial followed in the Gould’s cemetery on Clay-Maysel Road in Clay.
Online Condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilson Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Drake family.