James Leon Drake (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. James Leon 'Hawkeye' Drake, Jr., 57, of Beech Island, SC, beloved husband of eleven years to Brenda Hart Drake and son of James Leon Drake, Sr., Olympia, WA and the late Florence Louise Williamson Drake. Born in Washington State, he had been an area resident since 1990. Prior to his health declining, he had been a Nuclear Engineer. Hawkeye, as he was affectionately known, was a very outgoing person who enjoyed fishing, billiards, and woodcarving. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Kenneth Stewart Drake, (Nicole) North Augusta, SC; daughter, Dara Jolene Frye, (Ashley) Columbia, SC; brother, Kenneth Drake, (Marilyn) McCleary, WA; and grandchildren, Meghan Drake, Sethren Drake, and Evan Drake. At his request, Hawkeye was cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, afternoon, August 9th, 2008, at 1:30 at the family residence. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to either the American Kidney Association or the American Diabetes Association. Friends may call at the home. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-August 5, 2008