Thomas Eugene Drake Sr., 85, enjoyed fishing and restoring cars

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Thomas Eugene Drake Sr., 85, of Williamsburg, passed away Nov. 15, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his two daughters, Cheryl Elizabeth Drake and Donna Jean Drake Tidwell. Thomas is survived by his wife, Bettye; daughters, Cindy Drake Curtis and Betty Drake Perk; son, Thomas E. Drake Jr.; and 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was a longtime member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church. Thomas enjoyed being out in nature and fishing. He restored old cars and built his family’s home.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral service will be held at Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. with burial to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be shared at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.