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1949 James 2021

James D. "Jim" Drake

March 14, 1949 — April 16, 2021

James D. “Jim” Drake, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 14, 1949, in Shelbyville, the son of Floyd Jr. and Cleota Ann (Coy) Drake. On August 11, 1972, he married his wife of 48 years, Mildred Loggan, and she survives. In addition to Mildred, Jim is survived by his sons, James D. Drake Jr. and John F. Drake, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Karen Hammond of Ohio, Janie Burns of Flat Rock, Terri Runnebohm and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville, Mary Cangany and husband, Kevin, of Flat Rock, and Jennie Chrisman and husband, Jeff, of Edinburgh; brothers, Jerry Drake and wife, Rita, of Edinburgh, Tom Drake of Shelbyville and Larry Drake and wife, Cindy, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Loggan, Drew, Jenna and Landon; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Marvin Drake. Jim graduated in 1967 from Southwestern High School. He was a lifelong farmer. Jim was a member of the Norristown Masonic Lodge No. 147 F&AM. He enjoyed going on many rides on his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including trips all over the United States and Canada. Jim also enjoyed spending the winters in Florida. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County. Memorial contributions may be made to Patterson Cemetery, 2916 W 850S, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176. Online condolences may be shared with Jim’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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