Obituaries » Douglas Land Drake
February 20, 1955 - June 15, 2020
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate Doug’s life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations to help cover medical bills and living expenses are appreciated, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a condolence message for Doug’s family.
Doug, age 65, passed away at home on June 15, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born on February 20, 1955 in Rockland, Maine, the son of Otis and Irene (Simmons) Drake. After graduating high school, Doug began his career and eventually retired from Davis Oil Company as a maintenance supervisor in the gas and oil industry. Doug was famous for his crazy sense of humor and his family will fondly remember him for his fearlessness and how well he took care of those he loved. On September 11, 1998, he married Nancy Armstrong and they most recently celebrated 21 years of marriage. Doug was preceded in death by his parents but leaves many who will miss him dearly. Those family members include his wife Nancy, children, Doug (Loretta) Drake, Kristen (Michael) Smith and Corey (Kelly) Douglas. He will be dearly missed by his beloved grandchildren, Landon, Cody and Jackson Drake; Lilly, Grace, Declan and Liam Smith, and Brooklyn and Molly Douglas. There are many people the family wishes to thank; especially Hospice of Southwest Michigan.