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Jesse Drake

July 23, 1936 — June 9, 2016

Jesse Drake




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JESSE L. DRAKE SR., 79 of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:35 P.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Jesse was born on July 23, 1936 in Lewisville, IL. He was a son of Jesse Ernest and Mabel (Pickel) Drake.

He is survived by four children, Debra Buller (Darold) of Mattoon, IL, Sharon Lindstrom (Andy Junkin) of Fithian, IL, Jesse Drake Jr. of Gulf Port, MS, and Sylvia Marie Logston of Arcola, IL, nine grandchildren, Wrobria Roberts (Brett) of Mattoon, IL, Nathan LeJune of John Day, OR, Rebecca Lindstrom of Kankakee, IL, Melissa Lindstrom of Hindsboro, IL, Casper Lindstrom of Tuscola, IL, Jesse Drake III of Gulf Port, MS, Ashley Hebert (Ryan) of Baytowne, TX, Jacob Anderson (Cassi) of Saucier, MS, and Starlet Jackson (Cortez) of Champaign, IL, many great-grandchildren, and four siblings, Larry Drake (Kathy) of Atwood, IL, Dennis Drake of Arcola, IL, Danny Drake (Gladys) of Arthur, IL and Pam Drake of Lovington, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Lorraine LeJeune, and four siblings, Ronnie Drake, Jerry Drake, Donna Mitsdarffer and Vera Mueller.

Jesse was a Broom Maker at Libman’s in Mattoon. He later became a truck driver and drove over 1,000,000 miles.

Jesse enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved talking about trucking.


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