Nelson Riley Drake

December 23, 1924 - November 11, 2017


Nelson Riley Drake went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm peacefully of natural causes at his home in Highlandville, MO surrounded by several members of his loving family. Nelson was born on December 23, 1924 in Lookeba, OK to Roy and Ava (Burdge) Drake. Nelson Riley Drake married Nadine Ruth Burdge (Drake) November 18,1946 in Visalia CA. To that marriage Nelson and Nadine had 6 children.

Nelson was proceeded in death by his loving wife Nadine of 57 years in June of 2003. Daughter Sharon Kay Vaughn ( Drake) December of 2002.

Nelson is survived by 5 children. Son Ronnie Nelson Drake (70) wife Roberta Drake of Needmore, MO. Bradley Leroy Drake (59) wife Pamela Drake of Highlandville, MO. Son Garland Dewayne Drake (56) of Needmore, MO. Daughter Barbara Wynette Dunn (Drake) (46) husband Danny Dunn of Lone Grove, OK. Daughter Charlotte Kay Keen (Drake) (45) of Choctaw, OK. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.


Memorial Service will be held at Bolivar Pentecostal Church of God 329 West High Street Bolivar,MO. November 14, 2017 at 3 pm.

Visitation with viewing will be held at Holden Cremation and Funeral Service in Sparta, MO November 15,2017 from 5 to 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at Sickles Community Church November 18,2017 at 2 pm.

Burial: Sickles Cemetery, Lookeba, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).