April 23, 1940 ~ May 12, 2022

Born in: Logan, OH
Resided in: Evansville, IN

Rev. Paul E. Drake, 82, of Evansville, IN went to be with the Lord May 12, 2022. He was born April 23, 1940 in Logan, OH to the late George Nelson Drake and Mary Margaret (Alexander) Drake. Paul served his Lord by ministering to many Nazarene churches around Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois for 50 years. Six of those years were served right here in Owensville, IN at Owensville Nazarene Church. He furthered his studies of the bible at Olivet Nazarene University and earned a certificate. Paul married the love of his life Shirley and was blessed with three children. He enjoyed fishing during earlier years, reading and studying the bible, and working word search puzzles. Paul was loved deeply and will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Vicky Simpson; siblings Margie (Dana) Hacker, Mildred Maxine Williams, Bill Drake, Patricia L. (Paul) Kemp, Ted Drake, Mary Lou Drake, and George (Novella) Drake.

Paul is survived by his wife Shirley; children Rebecca (Mark) Landon and Karen (Chris) Walton; grandchildren Tabitha Miller and Billy Gendren; 2 great grandchildren; and brother David (Nancy) Drake.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Drake. Visitation will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 at Holders Funeral Home from 11-1p. Funeral will be held Monday at 1pm with burial at Owensville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Gibson Owensville Nazarene Church, PO Box 518 Owensville, IN 47665.


Visitation: May 16, 2022 11:00 am - May 16, 2022 1:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

Funeral: May 16, 2022 1:00 pm - May 16, 2022 2:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

Graveside Service: May 16, 2022 2:00 pm

Owensville Cemetery
Owensville, IN, 47665
Owensville, IN 47665

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  1. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Paul will remain in our hearts forever.

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